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UK to help destroy Syria chemical weapons

From Jo Shelley, CNN
updated 10:23 AM EST, Fri December 20, 2013

London (CNN) -- Britain will help destroy 150 tons of Syrian chemicals that can be used to make chemical weapons, the UK Foreign Office said Friday.

"The chemicals will be shipped to a UK port with suitable off-loading equipment before being transferred to a commercial site to be destroyed by incineration," the Foreign Office said in a statement.

The UK is also providing a Navy ship to escort Danish and Norwegian ships transporting Syrian chemical stockpiles.