A Japanese firm claims it has technology that can help Syria dispose of its chemical weapons in line with a Sept. 27 United Nations Security Council resolution ordering the nation to do so.

"Davinci (short for detonation of ammunition in a vacuum integrated chamber), a device we developed and own in the U.S., can decompose sarin. We have proved it is technologically possible by experimenting with an agent similar to sarin," said Yoshimasa Yamamoto, a board member at Kobe Steel Ltd. who is in charge of the firm's Davinci device, which is designed to detonate chemical weapons in an enclosed vacuum.

Inspectors from the U.N. and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are currently rounding up the chemical arms in Syria, including sarin.