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War, weather, bureaucracy cause Syria to miss chemical weapons deadline

By Reuters | Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:40 AM

* Bad weather has also hampered efforts - OPCW

* Despite delay, watchdog says progress "is very strong"

BEIRUT, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Security concerns and bureaucracy have caused President Bashar al-Assad's government to miss Tuesday's deadline for the removal of deadly toxins from Syria under an international effort to remove its chemical arsenal, the global chemical weapons agency said.

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