Syria

US Examining Syrian Chemical Weapons Declaration

UN Ambassador Samantha Power says previous dealings with Assad have led to skepticism

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The US is sceptical about Syria's declaration of its chemical weapons to an international watchdog and is still checking its accuracy, according to a senior US diplomat.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agreed to destroy all his banned chemical arms by mid-2014 as part of a Russia-US deal that headed off the threat of a US military strike.

Samantha Power, US envoy to the UN, said on Tuesday that experience dealing with Assad has led to US "scepticism".