Month: February 2022

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22 February 2022 Germany indicts arms control breach suspect over Russia sale (Associated Press) German prosecutors said Tuesday they have indicted a businessman on suspicion of breaking arms control laws by helping Russia purchase sophisticated machinery that could be used to make chemical weapons.

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19 February 2022 Russia has been laying groundwork online for a ‘false flag’ operation, misinformation researchers say (The New York Times) A new report by the European Expert Association, a research group that focuses on security in Ukraine, and the technology watchdog group Reset Tech said that the allegation made by Russian state owned news …

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19 February 2022 Final campaign to destroy ‘problematic munitions’ begins at Pueblo Chemical Depot (Fox21 News) “The start of this campaign brings us closer to our commitment to the local and international communities to safely eliminate all chemical weapons in the U.S. inventory,” said Walton Levi, site project manager with the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Plant. “As …

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17 February 2022 OPCW Director-General welcomes new members of Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (OPCW) The Director-General reflected on the Board’s key role in raising awareness of the OPCW and its mission among academia, civil society, and the next generation of chemistry professionals. In that respect, the Board’s expert advice will help the OPCW …

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17 February 2022 U.S. intelligence shows Russia’s military pullback was a ruse, officials say (The Washington Post) Speaking at the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken listed dire possibilities Russia could use as pretexts for an intervention, including staging a chemical weapons attack. A potential Russian false-flag action could include …

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16 February 2022 Judicial enforcement of BWC and CWC implementing legislation (VERTIC) This Brief details three court cases, from the US, Germany and the UK, to demonstrate how legislation implementing the treaties works, or does not work, in practice. The Brief also identifies a number of overarching lessons that can be learned from the court …

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15 February 2022 Strengthening controls on Novichoks: a family-based approach to covering A-series agents and precursors under the chemical-weapons nonproliferation regime (The Nonproliferation Review) In this article, the authors evaluate the recent revisions of the CWC schedules and the AG precursors list, identify the remaining weaknesses of both lists, and make recommendations for further amendments. …

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14 February 2022 Acute Health Effects and Outcome Following Sarin Gas Attacks in Khan Shaykhun, Syria (Cureus Journal of Medical Science) In 2017, Idlib, Syria, was exposed to a chemical attack with sarin gas. Many patients of the attack were presented to the Al Rahman Charity Hospital in northern Syria. The aim of this study …

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1 February 2022 OPCW issues Fact-Finding Mission report on chemical weapons use allegation in Kafr Zeita, Syria, on 1 October 2016 (OPCW) The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), issued a report on the FFM’s investigation regarding incidents of alleged use of toxic chemicals as a weapon in Kafr Zeita, …

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26 January 2022 OPCW issues Fact-Finding Mission report on chemical weapons use allegation in Area, Syria in September 2015 (OPCW) The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), issued a report on the FFM’s investigation regarding incidents of alleged use of toxic chemicals as a weapon in Marea, Aleppo Governorate, Syrian …

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