Syria chemical weapons loaded on US vessel

 03 Jul 2014 - 5:00

Containers of Syrian chemical weapons from a Danish freighter are transferred to a US military ship ahead of their destruction at sea in the port of Gioia Tauro, southern Italy yesterday.


GIOIA TAURO, Italy: The international operation to destroy Syrian chemical weapons entered its final phase yesterday, with the stockpile loaded onto a US military ship equipped to dispose of them.
Mustard gas and ingredients to make Sarin nerve gas were transferred from a Danish freighter in the Italian port of Gioia Tauro amid tight security. “Italy has proven its capacity for great efficiency in this delicate operation of international security,” Environment Minister Gian Luca Galleti said. AFP