Germany agrees to destroy Syria chemical weapon remnants

January 9, 2014 12:23 pm
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The Chinese frigate Yancheng, which will help escort Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons out of the country, is seen docked at Limassol port on January 5, 2014 in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus/AFP
The Chinese frigate Yancheng, which will help escort Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons out of the country, is seen docked at Limassol port on January 5, 2014 in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus/AFP

, Berlin January 9 – Germany said Thursday it had accepted a UN request to destroy remnants of Syria’s chemical weapons on its own soil as part of a bid to eliminate the arsenal by June 30.

“The government decided following a request by the UN Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that Germany is prepared to make a substantial contribution to the elimination of Syrian chemical weapons,” the foreign and defence ministries said in a joint statement.

“The government is willing and able to destroy in Germany remnants created in the course of irreversibly neutralising chemical weapons from Syria and which resemble industrial waste.”

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