Britainto help United States destroy Syrian chemical weapons more quickly
Britainto help United States destroy Syrian chemical weapons more quickly
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Britain said on Monday it planned to give the United States specialist equipment and training to help it destroy Syrian chemical weapons arsenal more quickly.

Part of Syrian chemical stockpile is due to be destroyed on board a specially adapted U.S ship under an international accord engineered by Russia .

British Defence Minister "Philip Hammond" said in a written statement to parliament on Monday his country planned to gift equipment to the United States worth around 2.5 million pounds ($4.12 million) that would allow the chemicals to be processed at a higher rate.

Hammond said that "the US approached the UK to support this primary activity from our domestic industry as they would not have been able to procure the device themselves within the timeframes set".

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