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18 September 2022 Ukraine war: ‘Don’t. Don’t. Don’t’ – US President Biden warns Russia’s Putin against using nuclear or chemical weapons (South China Morning Post) US President Joe Biden urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to not use tactical nuclear or chemical weapons in the wake of setbacks in Ukraine, in a CBS News interview that …

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15 September 2022 U.S. limits export of fentanyl to Russia, calling it a potential weapon (The Washington Post) The United States on Thursday strictly limited the export of fentanyl and related chemicals to Russia, saying that they “may be useful” as chemical weapons to support Russia’s “military aggression.”

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14 September 2022 Ky. first responders take part in training drill for chemical weapons stockpile worst-case scenario (WKYT) First responders held an exercise to prepare for a possible emergency in Madison County as part of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program. Through a mandate from Congress, exercises like this have taken place on at least …

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13 September 2022 Conclusion of Article V Formal Consultative Meeting under the Biological Weapons Convention (U.S. Department of State) Ned Price, State Department Spokesperson, issued a statement regarding the conclusion of the Formal Consultative Meeting of the Biological Weapons Convention, held Sep. 5-9.

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12 September 2022 German firms raided over dual use chemicals sent to Russia (Chemistry World) Several companies based in Germany are suspected of selling compounds to Russia that could be used to make chemical and biological weapons like mustard gas or Novichok.

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11 September 2022 Should Israel Ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention? (The National Interest) By ratifying the Chemical Weapons Convention, Israel could enhance its international status and put itself in a better position to discuss issues pertaining to regional stability and the pursuit of a WMD-free Middle East.

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9 September 2022 OPCW Director-General Meets with Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister (OPCW News) The Director-General of the OPCW, Amb. Fernando Arias, met with the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran for Legal and International Affairs, H.E. Dr Reza Najafi.

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9 September 2022 USAF Evaluates F-15E Cockpit Readiness for Chemical Attack (TheDefensePost) The US Air Force carried out an in-flight vapor purge test in an F-15E Strike Eagle last month as part of a broader Pentagon effort to evaluate the cockpit environment after a chemical attack.

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4 September 2022 Iran Announces Defense System Against Chemical, Biological Threats (The Defense Post) Iranian authorities have introduced defense systems in 51 cities to counter “biological, radiological, and chemical threats,” deputy defense minister Mehdi Farahi has announced.

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2 September 2022 North Korea holds emergency wartime readiness drills for hospitals (Radio Free Asia) Hospital employees across North Korea were tested for wartime readiness over a five-day period for the first time since 2019. Activities included setting up field hospital tents, evacuating patients while wearing a gas mask, simulating treating wounds from chemical weapons …

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