Chemical experts eye port to load Syria toxins onto U.S. ship | Reuters

The United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog are awaiting approval from a country to use its port to load Syria’s most deadly chemicals onto a U.S. ship for destruction offshore, the head of the mission said on Wednesday.

Sigrid Kaag, head of the joint mission of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Syria mission, briefed the U.N. Security Council on Thursday but did not identify which country she had been in talks with.

The OPCW said on Saturday the United States had started modifying a U.S. naval vessel to be able to destroy Syria’s 500 tons of chemicals, including actual nerve agents – neutralizing them offshore with other chemicals in a process known as hydrolysis.

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