"Reuters reported last week that it had given up less than 5 percent of its chemical stockpile. The operation was far behind schedule and the deadline for sending all toxic agents out by this week will be missed. U.S. officials accused Damascus of dragging its feet and Secretary of State John Kerry asked Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov last Friday to put pressure on Assad's government to accelerate the operation. "The Syrian government is slowing down the destruction of its chemical weapons … Bashar al-Assad's government must respect the commitments that it has made," French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Europe 1 radio on Tuesday. Russia has said Western concerns are overblown and rejected accusations that the delays are deliberate, citing security and logistical issues." Reuters
Reuters and other Western media are participating in a renewed campaign of propaganda seeking to justify air attacks and direct lethal aid the the collection of rebel factions that threaten to seize control of Syria.
Kerry has admitted that the US policy of regime change is a failure. It is that policy itself that should be changed whether the Israelis would like that or not. pl