Syria stalling on chemicals, U.S. says

Posted: January 31, 2014 at 2:50 a.m.

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, trucks carry U.N. supplies at the besieged refugee camp of Yarmouk on the southern edge of the Syrian capital of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The U.N. says 600 food parcels were distributed in the camp where activists say at least 85 people have died as a result of lack of food and medicine since mid-2013. (AP Photo/SANA)

BEIRUT — The United States accused the Syrian government Thursday of using stalling tactics to delay efforts to remove and destroy chemical agents, an indication that the international community’s patience is wearing thin over the slow pace of the operation.

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