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U.S. destroys VX nerve agent stockpile

U.S. destroys VX nerve agent stockpile

The United States is on track to eliminate chemical weapons by 2023 after destroying the entire stockpile of VX nerve agent in April, the Department of Defense said. "The Defense Department's Chemical Demilitarization Program …

U.S. urges Russia to destroy its chemical weapons program

U.S. urges Russia to destroy its chemical weapons program

U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price urged Russia to destroy its chemical weapons program. "The United States calls upon Russia to comply with its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and to declare and …

EU adopts sanctions for chemical weapons use

EU adopts sanctions for chemical weapons use

The European Union set up a new sanctions mechanism targeting those who use and develop chemical weapons. At the meeting in Luxembourg EU foreign ministers agreed to the new measures, which will freeze the assets held in the block by …

 May urges world to act on use of chemical weapons

May urges world to act on use of chemical weapons

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that the international community needs to do more together to prevent future chemical weapons use, according to the British government's press release. "We worked closely …

U.S. to respond to chemical weapons use in Syria

U.S. to respond to chemical weapons use in Syria

The United States and its international partners will respond swiftly to any verified chemical weapons use in Syria and urges Russia to make the point clear to the Syrian government, Department of State spokesperson Heather …

Riyad Haddad: Damascus never used chemical weapons

Riyad Haddad: Damascus never used chemical weapons

After a series of unjustified allegations that Syria reportedly kept chemical weapons, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said that the state eliminated all of its chemical arsenal in 2013. "Firstly, Syria …

US, its allies fire over 100 missiles against Syria

US, its allies fire over 100 missiles against Syria

The US, the UK and France have fired more than 100 cruise and air-to-surface missiles at military and civilian targets in Syria, TASS reported citing the Russian Defense Ministry. "Over 100 cruise and air-to-surface missiles have …

US slaps sanctions on French chemical weapons expert

US slaps sanctions on French chemical weapons expert

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, Miami Herald reports. The State Department on Thursday identified …

UK accuses Russia of violating Chemical Weapons Convention

UK accuses Russia of violating Chemical Weapons Convention

Britain is accusing Russia of violating the Chemical Weapons Convention by failing to declare the military-grade nerve agent Novichok which it says was used to poison an ex-Russian agent. Britain's deputy UN ambassador …

 US confirms terrorists in Idlib use chemical weapons

US confirms terrorists in Idlib use chemical weapons

The US Department of State has confirmed for the first time that terrorists active in the Syrian province of Idlib use chemical weapons, Russia's Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said. …

EU lauds destruction of Russia’s last batch of chemical weapons

EU lauds destruction of Russia’s last batch of chemical weapons

The European Union praises Russia’s completing work to destroy all the chemical weapons possessed by the country as a major move towards achieving the goals of the Chemical Weapons Convention, says a statement of the EU External Action …