November 30, 2013
The international organization’s director-general, Ahmet Uzumcu, said in The Hague, Netherlands, that the U.S. government will contribute “a destruction technology, full operational support and financing to neutralize” Syria’s chemical weapons — most likely on a ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The weapons are to be removed from Syria by Dec. 31.
Separately, the woman appointed as go-between for the United Nations and the OPCW on destroying Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile laid out some logistical details. Sigrid Kaag said the weapons will first be sealed and packaged and then transported from multiple sites within Syria to the country’s largest port, Latakia. Then they will be loaded onto ships owned by other OPCW members before a second hand-off to U.S. vessels.
Photos: Victims of American chemical weapons in Vietnam
July 22, 2013 – 4 decades after war ended, Agent Orange still ravaging Vietnamese:
US Government Refuses to Compensate Victims of Chemical Weapons in Vietnam: