United Kingdom

British Warship To Assist With Disposing of Syria's Chemical Weapons

Says Foreign Secretary William Hague


British warship HMS Montrose is to join a convoy transporting the first consignment of chemical weapons from Syria, William Hague has said.

The foreign secretary hailed the disposal of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile as a "strong example of international cooperation".

He confirmed that the UK would also assist US efforts to "neutralise" the most dangerous material.

But he warned that securing an end to the conflict was still "challenging".