U.S. Navy will be used to destroy Syrian chemical weapons

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U.S. Navy will be used to destroy Syrian chemical weapons
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, a citizen journalism image provided by the United Media Office of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows members of the United Nations investigation team take samples from sand near a part of a missile that is likely to be a chemical rocket, according to activists, in the Damascus countryside of Ain Terma, Syria. The Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria's deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly 700-foot (213-meter), U.S. government-owned ship, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Local Committee of Arbeen, File)

The U.S. Navy will be used to destroy Syrian chemical weapons. A Navy ship will be part of the dangerous process. The United States has made the offer to help after other countries decided not to participate in the destruction.

Syria’s chemical weapons will end up on a Navy ship in the future, according to the BBC News. It has been decided that destroying the weapons offshore is the best option. The process will probably occur in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons would like all of Syria’s chemical weapons to be destroyed by the end of this December. It would like for there to be no trace left of the weapons in the country. A Navy ship has already been called up to prepare for the process.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has put together a plan to make sure the process goes smoothly. First, chemical weapons will be gathered all over Syria and transported to a port city. Once they have safely arrived, they will be loaded on multiple ships. The ships will take the weapons to a U.S. Navy ship for destruction.

The plan is to eliminate all chemical weapons, and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons also wants to go after some industrial agents. It believes that by the middle of next year Syria will be free from chemicals. For all of these plans to succeed, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wants many countries to contribute and participate.

The offshore plan was not the first idea. Initially, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wanted to find another country that would be willing to store and destroy the weapons. Since no one volunteered for this dangerous task, the offshore naval plan was put together. It is not surprising that no country wanted the weapons since there are many dangerous nerve gases involved.

The Syrian government states it is cooperating and ready to help. It claims it wants the chemical weapons removed as soon as possible. The goal is to have the weapons destroyed by the end of the month. However, delays are possible and are being built into the plan. Even if there is a need to delay the process, the overall plan will continue. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is working to make sure the process is a success.

 

 

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