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1 April 2022

U.S. Mulls Options if Russia Uses WMD (Arms Control Today)

U.S. President Joe Biden has said that, desperate over Russia’s failure to dominate in the war against Ukraine, Putin could be preparing to use chemical or biological weapons in battle. Putin’s “back is against the wall, and now he’s talking about new false flags he’s setting up, including asserting that we in America have biological as well as chemical weapons in Europe. Simply not true,” Biden said on March 21 at a Business Roundtable event.

25 March 2022

OPCW Executive Council briefed on chemical weapons destruction progress in the United States (OPCW)

Members of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Executive Council attended a chemical demilitarisation transparency event hosted virtually by the United States of America and held at OPCW Headquarters in The Hague from 21 to 22 March 2022. The event focussed on destruction progress at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) in Richmond, Kentucky.