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Transfer of Syrian chemicals complete - Pentagon

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Transfer of Syrian chemicals from the Danish container ship Ark Futura to the Motor Vessel Cape Ray is "complete," the Pentagon has announced



Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said in a statement, late on Wednesday, that "Cape Ray departed the Italian port of Gioia Tauro this afternoon (earlier on Wednesday) for international waters in the Mediterranean Sea, where neutralization operations will soon begin." He indicated that "the neutralization process should take several weeks to complete." Kirby affirmed that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel "is grateful to Danish and Italian authorities for their support in this process and is enormously proud of everyone who helped make possible this safe and incident-free transfer." Hagel extends "a special thanks to the men and women of the Cape Ray, Naval Forces Europe, and US European Command teams for their impeccable planning and execution," Kirby remarked


Transfer of Syrian chemicals complete - Pentagon