He noted that the American vessel on which the most dangerous chemicals are to be destroyed hasn't arrived in the Mediterranean yet, so if Syria had met its deadline the chemicals would have been languishing on Danish and Norwegian ships "maybe causing a lot of nervousness in some Mediterranean countries.
Churkin also said "nobody can be confident" that Syria and neighboring Lebanon will not disintegrate or fall apart. This would have "very dramatic consequences" and destabilize the region, he said, but one thing all Security Council members support is the territorial integrity of both countries.
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