Russia offers security at sea when Syria destroys chemical arms

Russia is ready to provide security at the Syrian port of Latakia and in Syrian waters while the country's chemical weapons arsenal is destroyed, Itar-Tass news agency quoted a Russian official as saying on Wednesday.


Syria is due to hand over deadly toxins which can be used to make sarin, VX gas and other lethal agents under an international agreement forged after an attack on the outskirts of Damascus which killed hundreds in August. (Reuters)