U.S Deputy Spokesman of State Department Marie Harf , announced that the U.S administration intends to allocate $ 6 million for chemical weapons destruction program in Syria.
Harf said in a press conference on Wednesday evening that this amount will be allocated for disarmament and non-proliferation funds of mass destruction weapons at the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical weapon . She added that the United States has already allocated $ 1.55 million for " 10 armored civilian buses to support the efforts of banning organization " . She also confirmed "it is too early to determine the overall needed amount, we are still calculating it".
The U.S official also denied what was reported in media outlets about the desire of United States to stop providing assistance to the Syrian opposition.
Syrian President Bashar Al - Assad said in an interview with " Fox " TV that " the destruction of chemical weapons in his country requires a full year , and it cost at least $ billion" .