From Ban Ki-moon to Barack Obama, everyone is presently concerned about the chances of the Syrian government using chemical weapons
-- the weaponry belonging to the category of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) -- in the ongoing conflict.
1 percent of its total declared chemical weapons
stockpile of 40,000 metric tons.
The report stated that the current understanding of the health effects of these chemical weapons
However, not only was the United States not particularly concerned about the ongoing repression, the use of chemical weapons
and the potential use of biological weapons, the U.
The chemical weapon
attacks allegedly served as an omen for greater disasters, which the Japanese religious cult Aum Shinri Kyo hoped eventually would ignite a world war.
Iran's War Office called the attack the worst-ever use of chemical weapons
against a civilian population.
Under the terms of the Chemical Weapons
Convention, the OPCW has so far verified the destruction of more than 80% of all declared chemical weapons
Destruction of the equipment means that Syria can no longer produce new chemical weapons
, though Damascus still has to start destroying existing weapons and stockpiles.
The OPCW, which was tasked with the destruction of chemical weapons
, said visiting the remaining two sites posed serious dangers for inspectors, as the two-and-a-half-years old Syrian civil war continues, News24 reports.
23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was offered today by Strategic Planning Initiatives on Syrian Chemical Weapons
The resolution, negotiated primarily by the United States and Russia, establishes an international investigative body that would assign blame for any chemical weapons
attacks during the Syrian conflict, now in its fifth year, so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice.
The threat of chemical weapons
persists, and eight States remain outside the Convention.
We cannot confirm the origin of these weapons, but we do believe that any use of chemical weapons
in Syria would very likely have originated with the Assad regime.
Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General and Ahmet E[pounds sterling]zE-mcE-, the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
(OPCW) made the call Tuesday, in a joint communication to heads of states.
A TWO-DAY workshop on the transportation of chemical weapons
for GCC customs authorities began on Sunday.