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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.

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