Remains of Syrian chemical weapons arrive in Germany for final destruction

Posted on September 5, 2014


The armament was removed in time aboard an American ship, but the process left more than 700 tons of waste that must be disintegrated
Friday, September 5, 2014, 05:21 AM

BERLIN; The remains of Syrian chemical weapons destroyed at sea aboard the American ship Cape Ray, came to the German port of Bremen, where you will be taken to a special facility for final disposal.

This was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement, in which he explained that the operation of the waste destruction will take about five months.

Aboard the Cape Ray chemical weapons was subjected to a hydrolysis process that makes the material ceases to be usable for military purposes.

However, the process left over 700 tons of waste, “comparable to the industrial chemical waste.”

The German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said success meant for the international community to achieve in the course of a year make harmless the Syrian chemical weapons.

“This success shows that the existing diplomatic and determined efforts can bring solutions and results,” Steinmeier said.

The head of German diplomacy highlighted the involvement in destroying weapons of the UN, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, United States, Russia, China and their own country.

“Germany also assumed responsibility from the beginning and participated financially in addition to providing logistical, military and technical resources,” Steinmeier said.

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