US ship arrives in Italy port for Syria weapons

GIOIA TAURO - The US ship MV Cape Ray has arrived in the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro on Tuesday morning, where it will pick up about 1,300 tons of Syrian chemical weapons and then destroy them.


The most dangerous chemical weapons will be transferred from the Danish vessel Ark Futura to the Cape Ray, which will move into international waters for the destruction. The materials include mustard gas and precursors to the nerve gas sarin. (AP)