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Removal of Chemical Weapons from Syria Completed

Monday, June 23, 2014 | Worthy News / World News


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)-- Syria has dismantled its chemical weapons program, roughly 1,290 metric tons, and is to be destroyed on board a U.S. ship, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The removal of the roughly 1,290 metric tons of chemicals is a rare diplomatic, military and logistical achievement. Never before has a country's entire chemical arsenal been removed from its borders, but international inspectors concluded it would be too risky to try to destroy the chemicals on the territory of a country engulfed in civil war.

Now the chemicals are to be destroyed aboard the MV Cape Ray, a U.S. ship currently in a Spanish harbor that has been retrofitted with special machinery. The process of dismantling Syria's chemical program is being overseen by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. -- Source

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