U.S. former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed her support for dismantling chemical weapons in Syria, led by the ' Prohibition of Chemical Weapons . Clinton declare that , during the question - and - answer session in the « Royal Institute of International Affairs in London , a leading research institute in the field of foreign policy . The Institute awarded Clinton his annual prize ' Chatham House ' , on the same day the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was awarded Nobel Peace Prize .
Former U.S. Secretary said that getting rid of the Syrian chemical weapons stockpiles is a good step in the light of continuing deteriorating situation in Syria. Clinton added that " the number of refugees is increasing rapidly , and Jordan is under tremendous pressure , Turkey is making arduous but excellent efforts in dealing with all refugees" , adding " Iraq plays a dramatic role that enfold serious concern in favor of Iran and Syria . Lebanon is facing all kinds of challenges . If you roam the region you will see that we are not in a stable situation , that is deteriorating . So I think it 's very clear that people consider this level of cooperation , which just won the Nobel Prize , as feasible. But can yield a better result in the ' Geneva 2 ' which may result in a political solution . There are two big problems , you do not have yet a united opposition to tightly impose its control , and there is a surge in well-armed extremists who are not accountable to the Syrian people and these will spoil the situation unless they are curbed . So we have a long way to go before we see some sort of good results , but I think that getting rid of chemical weapons is a good step ."