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26 July 2022 All Stakeholders Have a Role to Play in Ridding the World of Chemical Weapons (UN Chronicle) Ambassador Fernando Arias, Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), wrote an opinion piece reflecting on the 25th anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

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21 July 2022 India at UNSC Flags Threat Of ‘Chemical Weapons Use’ By Terrorists In Syria (Republic World) India flagged the threat of “chemical weapons use” in Syria at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on July 20th. Counsellor at India’s Permanent Mission to UN, Pratik Mathur, had said that India has been raising warnings …

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21 July 2022 Syria’s Declaration on Chemical Weapons Programme Remains Incomplete, Delegates Tell Security Council (ReliefWeb) International efforts to clarify Syria’s declarations on its chemical weapons programme still have not progressed, the United Nations disarmament chief told the Security Council on July 21st, as some delegates sparred over the contents of the fact-finding mission’s latest …

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20 July 2022 Second of three chemical weapons destruction campaigns completed in Pueblo (Fox21) The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) team completed the destruction of more than 383,000 mustard agent-filled 105mm projectiles. The 105mm projectiles are the second of three munitions destruction campaigns to be destroyed at thePueblo Chemical Depot (PCD).

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18 July 2022 Attorney General Moody urges President Biden to classify illicit fentanyl a weapon of mass destruction (Lehigh Acres Citizen) Following two mass overdose incidents in a week in two Florida counties and the meteoric increase in deaths related to fentanyl nationwide, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is calling on President Joe Biden to …

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11 July 2022 ISIS planned chemical attacks in Europe, new details on weapons program reveal (The Washington Post) Iraqi Kurdish intelligence reports, seen by The Washington Post, shed new light on the role played by Sabawi, a mysterious figure known within the terrorist group as Abu Malik, and the ambitious plan by Islamic State leaders …

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11 July 2022 US, NATO Allies to Hold Chemical, Biological, Nuclear Training (TheDefensePost) Several units from the US Army’s all-hazards command will participate in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) training with NATO allies in Canada beginning this week.

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6 July 2022 Researchers create VX neurotoxin detector (ScienceDaily) City College of New York associate professor of physics Ronald Koder and his team at the Koder Lab are advancing the field of molecular detection by developing the first proteins that can detect a deadly nerve agent called VX in real-time and without false positives from …

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7 July 2022 Russian Ambassador’s “Brazen Falsehoods” Cause Walkout At Chemical Weapons Meeting (Overt Defense) Representatives of Canada, Ireland, Australia and several European Union countries among others walked out of a July 5 meeting of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, after Russia’s ambassador to the chemical weapons watchdog made a series of …

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7 July 2022 First GB Nerve Agent Rocket Destroyed at Kentucky Plant (Richmond Register) The Blue Grass Chemical Outreach Office sent out a press release on July 7th announcing the destruction of the first M55 rocket at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant. It is the first step of what will be the final …

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