Syria wants money, equipment to remove chemical weapons

faisal meqdadSyria’s deputy foreign minister has requested money and equipment from the international community to help with efforts to remove chemical weapons from his country.

Faisal Mekdad was speaking at a meeting of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague.

He told the BBC that Syria needed lorries and armoured vehicles to move the chemicals, because ordinary vehicles would give those he described as terrorists the opportunity to attack.

He described as “nonsense” the idea that such vehicles could be used for purposes other than moving the chemical weapons out of the country.

Mr Mekdad spoke to the BBC’s Anna Holligan.
BBC

  • plenty of money for manufactring, housing and transporting this crap to use it on people but now no money to get rid of it. genius Obama forgot to include the clause in the deal that would put the financial burden on Syria!! why should anyone else pay for this?

    • 5thDrawer

      Time to use some of Assad’s ‘locked-in’ cash, I’d say. 😉
      And I’d say put the stuff on a flat-bed out in the open with a big sign – forget armoured except for the drivers also equipped with a personal air-supply. If some of the Idiots want to come and shoot at it, let them.

  • plenty of money for manufactring, housing and transporting this crap to use it on people but now no money to get rid of it. genius Obama forgot to include the clause in the deal that would put the financial burden on Syria!! why should anyone else pay for this?

    • 5thDrawer

      Time to use some of Assad’s ‘locked-in’ cash, I’d say. 😉

  • The real lebanese

    Everyone thought t was nonsense for the weapons to be used against other Syrians in the first place.

  • The real lebanese

    Everyone thought t was nonsense for the weapons to be used against other Syrians in the first place.