Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The destruction of the chemical weapons delivered by Bashar Assad’s … – Le Figaro

The destruction of the chemical weapons delivered by Bashar Assad's … – Le Figaro

United States ultimately to neutralize the most dangerous aboard a specially equipped ship in the Mediterranean Syrian chemical weapons.

It was the heart of the diplomatic negotiations in the fall of 2013 that had banished the specter of an international military intervention in Syria. The White House announced that American operations to destroy the chemical weapons delivered by the regime of Bashar al-Assad are completed. The process began in July, took place in a specially equipped ship in the Mediterranean.

Some DF 581.5 tonnes, a precursor agent sarin, and 19.8 tons of HD mustard gas component, were neutralized Cape Ray aboard using a system by hydrolysis. This novel method was used to destroy chemical agents at over 99% and reduce toxicity levels similar to those common in the industry. American RoRo cargo 198 meters crossing the Mediterranean, in international waters, had been specially arranged for the occasion. Chemicals treated on board the Cape Ray will be outsourced to companies specializing in industrial waste treatment, like other Syrian chemical treated land in specialized buildings in Britain, Finland and the United States .

The transfer of these weapons and their destruction, is the result of the accession of Syria to the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in October 2013 Damascus was accused of using sarin gas attack in 1400 who have died this past summer. The last chemical weapons said Damascus possess had left the country late June were months behind the endorsed by the international community program. Syria has evacuated a total of 1,300 tons of chemical agents

As far Washington has accused the regime of Bashar al-Assad. The United States will remain attentive to compliance by Damascus under the agreement. Syria must destroy 12 old factories producing chemical weapons. Obama also lamented the “discrepancies and omissions in the statements made by Syria to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).”

Some reports suggest that chemical weapons are still used by the Syrian regime, fighting for nearly three and a half years the rebels. The OPCW investigation on charges of chlorine attacks in Syria. Paris and Washington have accused Damascus of using this toxic product against the opposition. However, the regime has blamed the rebels.


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