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    Russia has already destroyed 93 percent of its chemical weapons under the Chemical Weapons Convention, as such successfully complying with its obligations, Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu, said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Chemical Weapons Convention came into effect in April 1997. The OPCW implemented the multilateral agreement, which bans chemical weapons and demands their destruction.

    At present, the convention has 192 parties, including the United States, Russia, Syria and Iraq.

    "Russia is among those countries which play the leading role in the implementation of its obligations under the Convention… Now, concerning the disposition of chemical weapons, 93 percent has already been destructed, and we expect that in the coming years this program will be completed," Uzumcu said at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.

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