Based on a systematic evaluation of available but previously not tracked forensic evidence, the commission has moved closer to establishing the exact circumstances and modus operandi of the blast.

Progress has been made in the critical area of cooperation with Syria.

A common understanding has been reached. Despite these encouraging steps, it is important to note that the commission will ultimately judge the cooperation of the Syrian authorities on the merits of the information provided and the promptness with which its requests are being accommodated.