Royal Navy Vessel to aid Syrian chemical destruction

A Foreign and Commonwealth spokesperson explained that the UK has agreed to provide a Royal Navy Vessel to assist Danish and Norwegian cargo ships in international waters when removing the entire chemical stockpile from Syria by sea.

They added: “The UK is also providing specialist equipment to the US to assist with the hydrolysis of the most sensitive chemicals before their final destruction. These ‘large access devices’ will be used to move the chemicals between their storage units and the hydrolysis equipment.”

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Britain to help destroy chemicals in Syrian stockpile

The government said it has agreed to dismantle chemicals used to make Syrian weapons, and will destroy 150 tonnes of two industrial-grade chemicals at a commercial facility