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Syrians React To Peace Prize Winners With Skepticism

NPR | Oct. 11, 2013 3:38 p.m.

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Deborah Amos

Syrians seem unimpressed with this year’s Nobel Peace laureate — the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the international chemical weapons watchdog that is currently working in Syria to catalogue and destroy the Syrian army’s stockpiles of poison gas. In the words of one activist in Damascus, reaction “ranges from pure anger to disillusion to sarcasm to black comedy.”

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