Month: October 2021

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7 October 2021 Russian Federation Document EC-98/NAT.8 (OPCW) The Russian Federation’s official response to the questions asked by the United Kingdom and 44 other states parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention about the poisoning of Alexei Navalny.

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5 October 2021 Deeply concerned over proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems: India at U.N. (The Hindu) India has expressed deep concern over the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems that could endanger peace and security, saying the possibility of terrorists acquiring such weapons necessitates the global community …

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5 October 2021 Vietnam urges respect for, full implementation of Chemical Weapons Convention (Vietnam Net Global) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) convened a meeting on October 4 to review the implementation of Resolution 2118, issued in 2013, on the issue of chemical weapons in Syria. In his remarks, Ambassador Pham Hai Anh, Deputy Permanent …

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5 October 2021 West pushes Russia for answers on Navalny poisoning (France24) A group of 45 Western countries demanded at the global toxic arms watchdog on Tuesday that Russia provide urgent answers about the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Moscow now has 10 days to respond to the questions posed by the EU and …

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5 October 2021 Assad, Russia face pressure to admit chemical arms inspectors (Daily Sabah) Western countries called on Russia and the Bashar Assad regime to allow chemical arms inspectors in Syria on Monday, saying the regime continued to breach its obligations to the world’s toxic weapons watchdog.

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5 October 2021 Dialogue, cooperation right approach to Syrian chemical weapons issue: Chinese envoy (Xinhua) It is China’s consistent position that dialogue and cooperation is the right approach to the Syrian chemical weapons issue, a Chinese envoy said on Monday. Syria and the OPCW should respect scientific facts, adhere to objectivity and impartiality, continue to …

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5 – 8 October 2021 Ninety-Eighth Session of the Executive Council – Documents (OPCW) The Ninety-Eight Session of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will be held 5-8 October 2021. To view available conference documents, visit the OPCW website.

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2 October 2021 Protective Biosystems: Parasites to Fight Chemical and Biological Weapons (Global Biodefence) Charles River Analytics announced Sep. 14 it was awarded a contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to lead a team of research organizations seeking to develop a novel biosystem solution to protect warfighters from chemical and biological threats. 

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1 October 2021 U.S. Mustard Agent Destroyed at Army Depot (Arms Control Association) The last U.S. projectiles containing mustard agent at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Blue Grass, Kentucky, were destroyed on Sept. 4, marking the third of five destruction campaigns completed at the site.