Italy to provide port for transferring Syrian chemical weapons
Italy to provide port for transferring Syrian chemical weapons
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Italian Foreign Ministry said that his country has agreed to provide a port for use in the transfer of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal between ships on the way to its destruction at sea.

Danish and Norwegian ships will collect the toxic arsenal from the Syrian port city of Latakia. The chemicals will be destroyed at sea on board a specially adapted U.S ship because they are too dangerous to import into a country. But until now, it was not clear how the containers of chemicals could be transferred from the Scandinavian ships onto the U.S vessel.

The Italian Ministry said "using  the port was the maximum role Italy could play to participate in the operation.. The chemicals would not touch Italian territory at any point". But he didn't identify which port would be used.

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