Chemical Weapons

Army seeks changes to chemical weapons disposal in Colorado

The Army wants to change the way it destroys part of its stockpile of obsolete chemical weapons in Colorado, but some people worry that could increase the chances of contaminating the air.<p>The Army is eradicating 780,000 shells filled with thick liquid mustard agent at the Pueblo Chemical Depot …


US slaps sanctions on French chemical weapons expert for IS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on a French chemical weapons expert accused of making and using such munitions for the Islamic State group in Syria.<p>The State Department on Thursday identified Joe Asperman as a "specially designated global terrorist." The listing …

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Use of chemical weapons, under any circumstances, unjustifiable and abhorrent – UN

In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed that the use of chemical weapons, under any …

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Expelled Russian diplomats leave London embassy

Russian diplomats expelled from Britain in the worsening spat over the poisoning of a former double agent left the London embassy on Tuesday with …


Britain Could Have 'Easily' Developed Nerve Agent Linked to Ex-Spy's Poisoning, Russian Scientist Says

In an interview with the state-run RIA Novosti news agency published Tuesday, chemist Leonid Rink said he had been part of the team that worked on …


Russia hits back in spy poisoning row as experts called in

Russia hit back at Britain in the spy poisoning row on Monday, demanding proof of its alleged involvement in a nerve agent attack, as international …


Putin says Russia has destroyed its chemical weapons

President Putin has said Russia has destroyed all its chemical weapons. In his first comments since the attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his …


Security Council Must Ensure Destruction of Chemical Weapons

Use of nerve agent in quiet English city on former spy and the diplomatic row with Moscow underlines the need to get rid of deadly stockpiles

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Vladimir Putin Says It's 'Nonsense' That Russia Is Behind the Poisoning of Former Spy

“It’s quite obvious that if it were a military-grade nerve agent, people would have died on the spot,” he said. “Russia doesn’t have such means. We …


Russia has stockpiled nerve agent over past decade, says Johnson

UK foreign secretary says Kremlin has been investigating the use of nerve agents for assassination purposes<p>Boris Johnson has significantly escalated the row over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on British soil, saying that the government has evidence Russia has been creating …


Nerve toxin used on ex-spy 'was planted in daughter's suitcase'

Britain’s allies came out on Thursday in support of the UK’s retaliation for the attack – on Wednesday Prime Minister Theresa May announced the …


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Russia Calls British PM's Allegations Over Poisoning 'Insane'

At a routine briefing, Zakharova told reporters she wanted to comment on "the statements made by the prime minister of Britain in parliament with …


EU calls on Russia to declare 'Novichok' to chemical weapons body | Reuters - Firstpost

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Mar 16, 2018 00:03 AM | Updated Date: Mar 16, 2018 …


Ex-Russian spy poisoning: What's the real fallout?

<i>Opinion</i> - The confrontation between Britain and Russia over who poisoned an ex-Russian spy and his daughter is both horrible and fascinating. <i>Midsomer</i> …

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US blames Russia for nerve agent attack in UK

The United States stands in absolute solidarity with Great Britain. The United States believes that Russia is responsible for the attack on two …

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'No plausible excuse' for nerve attack

Russia has "no plausible excuse" for the attempted assassination of a former spy in the UK last week, Foreign Minister Julia Bishop says.<p>She said …


Syria's Seven Year War

An RTÉ News Special Report<p>Syria's<br>Seven-Year War<p>Syria has been engulfed in bloody conflict for seven long years. With peace talks derailed, and …

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Photo essay: Remembering the 1988 Halabja chemical weapon massacre

March 16th marks the anniversary of the infamous 1988 Halabja Massacre, that killed as many as 5,000 and injured up to 10,000 Kurds when Saddam …

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Statement from the Press Secretary

On October 26, the United Nations-Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM)—an independent, technical …

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All The News You Need To Read This Morning

A breakdown of what's going on in the world.<p><i>The news is part boring and part overwhelming, so here's a quick list of all the stuff we thought was significant today:</i><p>– Boris Johnson calls Russia "smug"<p>– YouTube prankster jailed for shooting her boyfriend<p>– UK to build £48m chemical weapons defence …

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MoD to build new £48m chemical weapons defence centre near Salisbury

The Ministry of Defence has announced plans to create a new chemical weapons “defence centre” at the Porton Down science park near Salisbury.

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Haley: UN Security Council must ‘hold Russia responsible’ for poison attack

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday called on the UN Security Council to take action against Moscow for poisoning a former Russian spy …

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Russian spy statement: Theresa May setting out UK action - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>In her response to the Labourn leader UK Prime Minister Theresa May says the issue is not a question of Britain's diplomacy around the world, but the culpability of the Russian state for attacks on UK soil.<p>To Jeremy Corbyn, she said: "There is a consensus across the backbenches of …

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Donald Trump Says US Will Accept Russia Behind Salisbury Poisoning 'If We Agree' With UK Findings

President gives qualified support to Theresa May.<p>Donald Trump has said he would accept that Russia was behind the Salisbury poisoning if Theresa May …

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Russia warns of retaliation against any sanctions after poisoning scandal

The Russian foreign ministry warned that Moscow would retaliate against any British sanctions imposed in the wake of the poisoning of former Russian …


Chemical weapons expert: 'Novichok points at Moscow'

Novichoks are super nerve agents developed by the former Soviet Union, chemical weapons expert Hamish de Bretton-Gordon told the BBC.<p>"If it is a Novichok, it points very squarely at Moscow", he said.

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Russian agencies say Syrian army found rebel chemical weapons workshop in Ghouta | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian military said on Monday that it had found a rebel workshop in eastern Ghouta used to make chemical weapons, Russian news agencies reported on Monday citing a Syrian colonel.<p>Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Alison Williams

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France will strike Syria chemical arms sites if used to kill

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>PARIS - France is prepared to launch targeted strikes against any site in Syria used to deploy chemical …

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Chemical Weapons: An Expose

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