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UK government to assist in destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, December 20, 2013 10:10 AM EST
Britain's Foreign Office says it will help the international mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons program.
The U.K. said Friday it has agreed to destroy 150 tons of industrial-grade chemicals from Syria's stockpile at a commercial facility.
The Foreign Office said the chemicals will be shipped to the U.K. before being transferred to a commercial site to be incinerated and destroyed.
It added that it will give specialist equipment — to help transport chemicals — to the U.S. to help with the destruction at sea of some of the most toxic chemical weapons and also provide a ship to help ensure the safety and security of Danish and Norwegian cargo vessels removing Syria's stockpile.