Albania Considering US Request To Process Toxic Waste From Syria's Chemical Weapons

Prime minister expected to announce decision late today


(Reuters)—Discussions to work out a detailed plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons were on hold Friday as Albania considered a politically loaded U.S. request to host a facility that will process thousands of tons of toxic waste.

A meeting by the 41-member Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Nobel Peace Prize-winning body tasked with overseeing Syria's destruction plan, was adjourned until an announcement was made in Albania's capital, Tirana.