UK to Help Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons Stockpile

And will help escort ships carrying the cargo


Britain has agreed to destroy part of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile at a commercial facility and escort Scandinavian ships transporting the toxic cargo, the British government said on Friday.

Roughly 150 tons of industrial chemicals will be transported from Syria by ship to a port in Britain, the Foreign Office said in a statement.

The regime of Bashar al-Assad declared 1,300 tons of chemical weapons to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which won the Nobel peace prize this year.