Syria weapons moved onto US ship for destruction

Syria weapons moved onto US ship for destruction

The Danish cargo ship Ark Futura arrives at Gioia Tauro port, southern Italy today. Syria’s acknowledged stockpile of chemical weapons has been handed over to Western governments for destruction. About 1,300 tons of chemical weapons are currently on the Ark Futura and are expected be transferred to the U.S.-owned MV Cape Ray at Gioia Tauro. The Cape Ray has been fitted with two machines designed to neutralize the most toxic chemicals, including mustard gas and the raw materials for sarin nerve gas, that were removed from Syria as part of the international effort to destroy its chemical weapons. The most dangerous chemical weapons will be transferred from the Danish vessel Ark Futura to the Cape Ray, which will move into international waters for the destruction. Other material will be taken to toxic wastes sites in various countries for disposal. (AP Photo / Adriana Sapone)

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