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Sweden: Russian proposal on Syria a success so far - inspector Blix00:28

Sweden: Russian proposal on Syria a success so far - inspector Blix

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September 12, 2013 at 18:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Sweden: Russian proposal on Syria a success so far - inspector Blix

The former head of United Nations arms inspections in Iraq in 2000 and 2003, Hans Blix, spoke to RT from Stockholm on Tuesday about the chemical weapons usage in Syria and ways to find political solutions to the conflict in the mideast country.

Commenting on Russia's suggestion that Syria hand over its chemical weapons to international actors, Blix said: "I think it is a success so far because it has opened a dialogue about possible peaceful solutions." "Only to exclude chemical weapons and punish a use for it is not enough. Over a 100,000 Syrians have died in this war and it continues to rage. And I think what we need is a ceasefire and talks about a conference in which the relevant parties get together and find an interim regime."

Blix was also the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 1981 to 1997, and is currently the Head of Advisory for the United Arab Emirates' nuclear programme.

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Sweden: Russian proposal on Syria a success so far - inspector Blix

The former head of United Nations arms inspections in Iraq in 2000 and 2003, Hans Blix, spoke to RT from Stockholm on Tuesday about the chemical weapons usage in Syria and ways to find political solutions to the conflict in the mideast country.

Commenting on Russia's suggestion that Syria hand over its chemical weapons to international actors, Blix said: "I think it is a success so far because it has opened a dialogue about possible peaceful solutions." "Only to exclude chemical weapons and punish a use for it is not enough. Over a 100,000 Syrians have died in this war and it continues to rage. And I think what we need is a ceasefire and talks about a conference in which the relevant parties get together and find an interim regime."

Blix was also the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 1981 to 1997, and is currently the Head of Advisory for the United Arab Emirates' nuclear programme.

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