org/2015/07/mhanham070915/) The belief that North Korea had the ability to manufacture biological weapons
has gone back several years, but some officials have cast doubt on whether the regime has actively pursued biological weapons
Unlike chemical weapons, which utilize chemical agents to poison victims, biological weapons
make use of diseases, toxins and other contagious agents.
When one considers the potential of a lesser state actor or a terrorist group to develop and use biological weapons
against a militarily superior force, one is forced to ask when the use of this weapon will occur, not if.
cannot be considered in isolation because their technologies can be used for good or bad and because of the interrelatedness of biological weapons
, bioterrorism, biosafety, global public health, emerging infectious diseases and other issues.
The report says the potential nexus of terrorism, nuclear and biological weapons
is especially acute in Pakistan.
One of the biggest challenges in chemical and biological weapons
detection is how to identify a harmful agent that's never before been seen.
Topics that can be written about now that would increase both a reporter's knowledge and the public's awareness of policy actions that affect their lives include: an explanation of how the biological agents can be spread through water, food or the air; development of computer programs that analyze data from ambulance calls, hospital admissions and drug store purchases to determine if there has been a biological release; and development of machines to "sniff" the air for biological weapons
If used as a biological weapon
, F tularensis would most likely be disseminated as an aerosol.
These international measures must be comprised in a formal and legally binding treaty regime -- hence the significance of considering relevant measures in connection with the Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons Convention (commonly known as the Biological Weapons
Convention or the BWC).
7) Non-compliance with the BWC was made evident in 1992 when, then Russian President, Boris Yeltsin admitted that the former Soviet Union had possessed an offensive biological weapons
program for twenty years.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization Gholam Reza Jalali warned that the ISIL has gained access to the know-how for the limited production of biological weapons
Nasser Mohammed Al-Ali, Chairman of the Qatari National Committee for the Prohibition of Weapons (NCPW), at the 8th Review Conference of the States Parties to the Biological Weapons
Convention on "Prohibition of the development, production and stockpiling of biological weapons
, these weapons" held in Geneva from November 7 to 25.
Speaking in a debate on weapons of mass destruction in Geneva, Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN Tehmina Janjua said early elimination of stockpiles of chemical or biological weapons
by possessor States is essential.
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The Soviet Biological Weapons
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