Denmark To Take Part In Removing Chemical Weapons From Libya

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  • 04:50 PM, August 19, 2016
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Denmark To Take Part In Removing Chemical Weapons From Libya
Volunteers undergoing a simulation on how to respond to a chemical attack. Photo Credit: Sputnik News

The Danish parliament has given green signal to the governmental proposal for the country to participate in a UN-backed international maritime operation to remove chemical weapons from Libya.

Currently, the two Danish vessels have got the permission to remove the remaining chemical weapons in Libya, Ritzau news agency reported.

Denmark had been offered to lead the work on the chemical weapons withdrawal under the aegis of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Danish Foreign Ministry said earlier this week.  

The operation is aimed at preventing dangerous chemical substances from falling into the hands of extremist groups.

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a firm decision on July 22, allowing nations to receive, take away and destroy Libyan chemical weapons for eliminating the toxic agents in the country.

Libya joined the UN convention on eliminating chemical weapons in 2004.

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