Emily Maitlis and Mark Urban
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The problems posed by destruction of Syria's weapons

29 November 2013 Last updated at 12:49 GMT

A plan has been hatched to destroy Syria's chemical weapons at sea using US Navy auxiliary vessel MV Cape Ray.

Industry sources told BBC Newsnight the plan will put a mobile destruction plant aboard that uses water to dilute the chemicals to safer levels.

Mark Urban, the programme's diplomatic and defence editor, explains the problems posed by the process to presenter Emily Maitlis.