British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson sits down to speak with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (not seen) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on July 22, 2016. Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP
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Boris Johnson calls for UN help destroying Libya chemicalsIn his first address to the United Nations as Britain's foreign secretary, Boris Johnson Friday praised a Security Council resolution calling on countries to help Libya dispose of its last remaining chemical weapons stocks by shipping them out of the country.Libya in 2004 joined the Chemical Weapons Convention which requires chemical weapons be destroyed in country.When Libya began destroying its chemical weapons stocks in 2004, it declared that it had 24.7 tons of mustard gas, 1,390 tons of precursor chemicals and over 3,000 bombs containing chemical weapons.
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