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21 October 2022 Erdogan says Turkish army has never used chemical weapons (Reuters) Media close to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group published videos this week which it said showed chemical weapons being used by the Turkish army against the PKK in northern Iraq. President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey’s armed forces have never used …

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11 October 2022 G-7 leaders promise ‘severe consequences’ if Russia uses chemical, nuclear weapons (The Hill) The Group of Seven (G-7) leaders met virtually on October 11th with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hours after Russia launched its latest barrage of strikes against the country, vowing to hold the Kremlin accountable if it follows through on its threats …

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9 October 2022 International movement to clean up chemical weapons mounts on small-town leadership (Hoptown Chronicle) The last remaining stockpile of chemical weapons in the United States will soon be gone, destroyed using a process that the military and local residents agreed was safer than originally proposed. Tireless advocacy made the change possible.

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3 October 2022 US, Philippine Marine Corps start drills, joined by Japan, S. Korea (NHK World – Japan) Marines of the United States and the Philippines have started joint drills. Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force and, for the first time, South Korean Marines are also taking part. Personnel will conduct landing exercises aimed at recapturing islands …

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1 October 2022 Germany Investigates Firms for Chemical Exports (Arms Control Today) German customs officials on Aug. 30 carried out seven search warrants on a network of German chemical companies suspected of violating export control permitting laws.

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1 October 2022 U.S., Ukraine Refute Russian Bioweapons Charge (Arms Control Today) A special session of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), convened in Geneva at Russia’s request and centered on biological weapons accusations against the United States and Ukraine, ended Sept. 9 without resolution.

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29 September 2022 Speech: “Syria must fully disclose its stockpiles” (Mission Permanente De La France Auprès Des Nations Unies À New York) Statement by Mr. Nicolas De Riviere, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations to the Security Council on September 29.

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30 September 2022 Chinese envoy urges dialogue, consultation to resolve Syrian chemical weapons issue (Xinhua) Dialogue and consultation is the only way to resolve the Syrian chemical weapons issue, a Chinese representative said September 29.

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29 September 2022 Speech: Security Council must not be distracted by tactics designed to protect the Syrian regime from accountability (Gov.UK) Statement by Fergus Eckersley, UK Political Coordinator at the UN at the September 29 Security Council meeting on chemical weapons in Syria.

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29 September 2022 Statement by First Deputy Permanent Representative Dmitry Polyanskiy at UNSC briefing on the Syrian chemical file (resolution 2118) (Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nation) The First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations presented a statement during the UNSC briefing on Syria.