Ban Ki-moon

Boris Johnson calls for UN help destroying Libya chemicals

In his first address to the United Nations as Britain's foreign secretary, Boris Johnson on 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.

After raising his hand to join the 14 other council members in unanimously adopting the British-drafted resolution, Johnson cited the threat of chemical weapons falling into the hands of extremists as the main reason behind it. He called on the international community to assist in the destruction of the chemical stocks by providing transport out of the country, expertise and financing.

"This resolution marks the...