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13 June 2021 Carbis Bay G7 Summit Communique (WhiteHouse.gov) The official communique released by the G7 countries following their summit in Cornwall, Britain, called on Russia to “urgently investigate and credibly explain the use of a chemical weapon on its soil.”

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13 June 2021 G7 demand action from Russia on cybercrimes and chemical weapons (Reuters) During the Group of Seven wealthy nations summit in Cornwall, Britain, June 2021, the attending countries called on Russia to take action to halt cyber attacks in the West and to investigate the use of chemical weapons on it soil.

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11 June 2021 H.R. 2663 – 17th Congress (2021-2022): Protecting Children from Chemical Weapons Act (Congress.gov) Rep. Joseph Morelle (D-NY) introduced a proposal to “prohibit law enforcement officers from using chemical weapons on minors in the course of policing activities.” The proposal’s definition of a chemical weapon includes oleoresin capsicum spray, also known as pepper …

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3 June 2021 Syria Yet to Fulfil Chemical Weapons Convention Obligations, Top United Nations Officials Tell Security Council, as Members Spar over ‘Objectivity’ (United Nations) The UN Security Council was briefed on the continued assessment by the OPCW that Syria’s declaration under the CWC cannot be considered completed due to identified by unresolved gaps and …

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3 June 2021 Inspectors Find New CW Agent in Syria (Arms Control Association) International inspectors found an undeclared chemical warfare agent in Syria during a September 2020 visit, according to a monitoring report released by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on April 23.

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3 June 2021 UN: Biological, Chemical Agents Tested on Iraqi Prisoners (Arms Control Association) A May 2021 report by the UN Investigation Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD) found that the Islamic State group tested biological and chemical agents on Iraqi prisoners, some of whom died.

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1 June 2021 Last of nerve agent projectiles destroyed at Blue Grass Army Depot (Spectrum News) The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant reached an important milestone on May 28 when it destroyed the last of the 155mm projectiles containing VX nerve agent.

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1 May 2021  States Censure Syria for Chemical Weapons Violations (Arms Control Association) Member states of the world’s chemical weapons watchdog have voted to suspend Syria’s rights and privileges under the Convention in an effort to hold Syria accountable for repeated chemical weapons use.

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29 April 2021 The Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria and the Need for Unity Against Them (Council on Strategic Risks) Ambassador Ahmet Uzumcu, the former Director-General of the OPCW, shares his thoughts on the vote to suspend Syria’s rights and privileges under the CWC at the 25th Conference of States Parties, as well as his …

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27 April 2021  EP calls for solution to the problem of chemical weapons pollution in Baltic Sea (The Baltic Times) Members of the European Parliament have adopted a resolution calling for a review of the situation regarding chemical weapons dumped in the Baltic Sea after World War II and forging plans for the removal of these …

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