Germany Joins International Effort to Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons
January 10, 2014 by Alvin
Germany is the newest country to join in contributing to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, which had become a major issue in the Syrian civil war, which had lasted for more than two years. Germany’s response to a UN help request includes burning the destroyed weapons at a government facility in the town of Muenster in line with environmental regulations.
According to German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany refuses to allow chemical weapons on its soil, but it will not hold back from its responsibility to the international community. He added that the destruction of the weapons can be a decisive step towards finally ending the Syrian confict.
Germany has the technology and experienced personnel that can dismantle and destroy the chemical weapons. Steinmeier added that it makes sense to use the capability for the sake of the international community as a contribution to the peace process.
Along with Germany, Britain, Russia and the United States continue to get rid of the waste of the destroyed weapons.
The destruction of Syrian weaponry is part of a deal brokered by the US and Russia to the Syrian government after the international outrage caused by a chemical weapons attack that killed thousands of civilian lives including children in the city of Damascus, Syria on August 21, 2013.
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