Inspectors May Have to Negotiate Cease-Fires 10/9/13
THE HAGUE, Netherlands- As they try to oversee the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, international inspectors are going to have to negotiate cease-fires between government and rebel forces in order to gain access to some sites.
That word comes from officials who are closely involved with the mission.
It suggests that the effort to rid Damascus of its poison gas stockpile might have a hard time meeting its deadline of mid-2014.
The chief of the world's chemical weapons watchdog says the organization has to visit more than 20 sites in Syria as part of its mission. He says inspectors have so far visited one site and are about to visit a second.