close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Experts gather in Cyprus to remove Syria`s chemical weapons

A joint Danish and Norwegian task force of chemical specialists is being set up in Cyprus in preparation for the removal of chemical weapons from Syria.



Nicosia: A joint Danish and Norwegian task force of chemical specialists is being set up in Cyprus in preparation for the removal of chemical weapons from Syria.

The commander of the task force, Danish navy Commodore Torben Mikkelsen told journalists in the southern Cypriot port of Limassol Saturday that the plan involves two cargo vessels which will take the Syrian chemicals in the port of Latakia, Xinhua reported.

The chemicals will be delivered to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons at a yet unnamed port for destruction.

The agreement for the destruction of the Syrian chemical arsenal worked out in Geneva between the US and Russia provides for the removal by the end of this year of 500 tonnes of chemicals which can be used to prepare sarin and VX substances.

They will be delivered to an American ship which has been specially equipped to destroy them by hydrolysis, a process which turns the deadly chemicals into low toxicity liquid.

The cargo ships involved in the removal of the chemicals will be protected by two frigates of the Danish and Norwegian navies.

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

K8 Plus: Lenovo's new phone available @ Rs 10,999

Heavy security outside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as search operation begins

WATCH Exclusive: After Doklam standoff, India begins road construction near LAC

Hurricane Irma, rampaging through Caribbean, is most enduring super-storm on record

Three train derailments in 1 day, fourth accident narrowly-averted

China says Indian Army chief's views contrary to those expressed by Modi, Xi