Chemical Weapons

Russia Says U.S. Demand For Chemical Inspectors 'Hypocritical'

Russia has claimed that the country finished eliminating its chemical arsenal last year, in response to a new U.S. demand that Moscow allow chemical …

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Moscow says Washington "hypocritical" regarding elimination of chemical weapons

Picture taken on October 30, 2013 shows employees in protective gear holding a dummy grenade during a demonstration in a chemical weapons disposal …

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Banned 21 years ago, yet still the world stands by as chemical attacks go unchecked

Sweeping US sanctions imposed on Russia last week as punishment for the Salisbury nerve agent attack help maintain the comforting impression of an international community united in its determination to prevent the use of chemical weapons. Airstrikes by US, British and French forces on Syrian regime …

Middle East

U.S. strongly condemns Russian use of chemical weapons

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, …

Middle East

Russia says West acting as judge and executioner in Skripal case

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s delegation to the international chemical weapons watchdog said on Thursday that the West was acting as a prosecutor, judge and executioner in the case of the poisoning of a former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal.<p>“Collective West in the so-called #Novichok drama acts …

Russia

UK says Russia needs to know there is a price to pay for using chemical weapons

LONDON (Reuters) - States like Russia that use or condone the use of chemical weapons need to know there is a price to pay, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt gives a press conference at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, …

Jeremy Hunt

Trump imposes chemical weapons sanctions on Russia

President Trump is imposing new sanctions on Russia in response to the use of a chemical weapon in an assassination attempt that took place on …

Russia

Chemical weapons inspectors to collect new samples in UK nerve agent poisoning

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Inspectors of the world's chemical weapons watchdog will return to Britain on request of the government to take new samples of the nerve agent which killed one person and injured another in Amesbury, England, in June.<p>The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons …

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BBC News still promoting false balance on Syrian regime chemical weapons

On August 5th the BBC News website published a report titled “Syrian conflict: Government scientist killed in blast” on its Middle East page.<p>Readers …

Middle East

Return To Halabja: The Legacy Of Chemical Weapons

In this documentary film, a survivor of the 1988 chemical gas attack on the Iraqi Kurdish city of Halabja makes a remarkable journey back home to …

Radio Free Europe

Head of alleged Syrian chemical weapons facility dies in bombing

The head of a Syrian research facility that western countries say was part of a chemical weapons programme has been killed in a car bombing, the pro-government Syrian newspaper al-Watan has said.<p>Aziz Asber was the director of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre in Masyaf, near Hama, …

Middle East

Report: Blast Kills Head of Syrian Arms Research Program

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian newspaper says the director of a military research agency linked to Syria's chemical weapons program has been assassinated.<p>The …

Middle East

Senior Syrian scientist killed in car bomb

Dr. Aziz Asber was one of the directors of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center, responsible for long-range rockets and chemical weapons …

Middle East

Watchdog says gaps in Syria’s chemical weapons declaration

The international chemical weapons watchdog says there are still gaps, inconsistencies and discrepancies in Syria's declaration of its chemical …

Middle East

Why We Don’t Use Chemical Weapons

World War I exposed the world to the horror of gas attacks. But why do we draw the line there when other methods of killing prove so much more …

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US, France introduce new Syria chemical weapons sanctions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The United States and France have taken joint action to sanction individuals and entities connected with Syria's chemical weapons program, the Treasury Department announced in a statement Wednesday.<p>"Syria's horrific use of chemical weapons, including attacks against innocent …

Middle East

U.S. and France Implement Sanctions to Fight Chemical Warfare in Syria

The United States and France teamed up this week to implement sanctions against individuals and entities aiding the Bashar al-Assad regime’s use of …

Middle East

U.S. Treasury sanctions people linked to Syria chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Wednesday against five groups and eight individuals linked to Syria's chemical weapons program, the department said in a statement.<p>The targeted groups and people were key to a network that procured electronics for the Syrian …

Middle East

US Sanctions Groups over Syrian Chemical Weapons Program

The United States imposed on Wednesday sanctions against five groups and eight individuals for their connection to Syria’s chemical weapons …

Middle East

US, France sanction Syria chemical program suppliers

WASHINGTON (AFP) -<p>The United States has sanctioned eight people and five entities that helped form key parts of a procurement network for Syria's chemical weapons program, US officials said Wednesday.<p>The move, which comes as part of a coordinated action with France, targets the procurement network …

Middle East

US Treasury Sanctions Some Involved With Syrian Chemical Weapons

The sanctions target five groups and eight individuals.<p>The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on a number of people and entities with …

Middle East

US, France Sanction Entities Tied to Syrian Chemical Weapons

The United States and France have imposed sanctions upon groups and individuals with links to Syria's chemical weapons program, the U.S. Treasury …

Middle East

Treasury: Massachusetts smugglers helped Assad’s chemical weapons program

A couple living in Massachusetts exported electronics to aid Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons program, the Treasury Department said …

Middle East

British chemical weapons experts prepare Syria’s doctors for ‘doomsday’ in last rebel stronghold

There was little that could be done by the time Dr Osama Abu El Ezz arrived at the scene of the nerve agent attack on his family’s village of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, northwest Syria, in April last year.<p>He remembers the vacant eyes, the frothing mouths and the chests of the victims heaving as they …

Middle East

Israeli Jets Strike Iranian Chemical Weapons Research Site In Syria: Report

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An airstrike on an Iranian chemical weapons research site in Syria is being blamed on Israel.<p>The airstrike on Sunday evening was …

Middle East

Ship coming home after striking chemical weapons facilities

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. guided-missile destroyer that targeted chemical weapons facilities in Syria is returning to its home port in Virginia.<p>The Virginian-Pilot reports that the USS Laboon is scheduled to arrive at Naval Station Norfolk on Friday. The ship with a crew of more than 300 sailors …

Red Sea

British police believe they know suspects in spy Novichok poisoning

However this is the first time there has been a publicly revealed clue as to who wielded the poison.<p>The news came as an inquest was due to open into …

Amesbury

Boris Johnson's resignation speech in full: 'It's not too late to save Brexit'

<i>While the Prime Minister was defending her Brexit proposals to the Liaison Committee on Wednesday, Boris Johnson was giving his keenly-anticipated resignation speech to the House of Commons. Here is the text of the former foreign secretary's speech in full:</i><p>Mr Speaker, I want to thank you for …

Boris Johnson

Chemical weapons agency says has collected samples from Amesbury for identification

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The world's chemical weapons watchdog said on Wednesday it has collected samples to identify the substance believed to have caused the July 8 death of a British woman in Amesbury, England, and sickened her partner.<p>The British government had asked the Hague-based Organization …

UK News

Chemical weapons experts join Novichok investigation after UK couple poisoned

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has sent a team to help the British investigation into the latest exposure of …

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