Obama congratulates OPCW on winning Nobel peace prize
Washington: US President Barack Obama has congratulated the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the White House said Friday.
In a statement released by the White House, spokesman Jay Carney said that
The US strongly supports the OPCW, including its joint work with the UN, to ensure that chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria are placed under international control and ultimately destroyed, reported Xinhua citing the White House spokesperson Jay Carney.
Obama also called on all nations to work to bring an end to the conflict in Syria, and to support the OPCW's efforts to end chemical weapons in the world.
US Secretary of State John Kerry had also congratulated OPCW on the award earlier in the day.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
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