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13 June 2021

Carbis Bay G7 Summit Communique (

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.”

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.

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.

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.