November 2022

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16 November 2022 Army Laboratory Aces OPCW Proficiency Test (DVIDS) The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) recently achieved an A grade on two proficiency tests administered by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

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8 November 2022 U.N. experts call for release of Turkish medical association head (Reuters) United Nations experts called on Ankara to release the head of Turkey’s medical association, who was arrested after she called for an investigation into allegations of chemical weapons used by the Turkish army.

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8 November 2022 Ghana, Kenya, Gabon urge increased cooperation on chemical weapons (Ghana Business News) Ghana, Kenya and Gabon have called for increased cooperation between the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Secretariat and the Syrian Authorities to make tangible progress on the Syrian Chemical Weapons Programme.

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8 November 2022 Syria’s Chemical Weapons Declaration Cannot Be Considered Accurate, Complete, Disarmament Affairs Chief Tells Security Council (ReliefWeb) Syria must fully and urgently cooperate with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to close all outstanding issues regarding its chemical weapons declarations, the detection of a Schedule 2 chemical at the Barzah …

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4 November 2022 G7 ministers: severe consequences if Russia uses nuclear or chemical weapons (Reuters) The foreign ministers of the Group of Seven economic powers said any use of chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons by Russia would be met with severe consequences, and renewed their call on Moscow to end the war in Ukraine.

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4 November 2022 U.S. Engages Philippines on Capacity to Identify and Eliminate WMD Components (U.S. Embassy in the Philippines) From October 3 to 14, the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) conducted a series of meetings with Philippine government agencies to identify the country’s needs and gaps in preventing the illegal movement of parts or …

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3 November 2022 Joint Teams Conduct First F-22 In-Flight Tests for Aircrew CBRN Protection (Nellis Air Force Base) The U.S. Air Force conducted the first in-flight vapor purge tests on the F-22 Raptor with the support of the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron and the 59th Test Squadron on Nellis Air Force Base from Oct. 13-21, 2022. Researchers are evaluating the time …

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27 October 2022 UN still sees no sign of biological weapons in Ukraine (United Nations) The United Nations is not aware of any biological weapons programmes in Ukraine, a senior official in the Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) reiterated on Oct. 27 in a briefing to the Security Council. 

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24 October 2022 Designation of Three Syrian Military Officials Due to Involvement in Gross Violations of Human Rights (U.S. Department of State) Press statement by Antony Blinken, Secretary of States regarding the Department of State decision to designate three Syrian military officials involved in the airstrikes on Ghouta in 2013.

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21 October 2022 Nord Stream blasts spark concern over chemical-weapons contamination (Nature) Researchers are rushing to find out whether explosions in the Nord Stream gas pipelines have caused further environmental chaos by stirring up pollutants from chemical weapons dumped after the Second World War.