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Pentagon Denies Withholding Information on Chemical Weapons Discoveries in Iraq
The Pentagon had neither intend nor need to keep secret the information about the chemical weapons discoveries in Iraq, stated Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby.
Bush Was Right to Get Saddam Out: US Expert
Jeffrey D. Gordon states that the Pentagon never classified the reports on the multiple encounters of the US and coalition troops with the chemical weapons of Saddam Hussein and it is the biased manstream media to blame for the only recent "sudden" discovery of the fact Iraq has WMD.
Chemical Weapons Created With Western Support Found by US Troops in Iraq: Reports
At least six times US troops were wounded by the chemical weapons designed in the United States from 2004 to 2011.
Resolution on Chemical Weapons in Libya Not Planned: Russian UN Ambassador
No resolution on Libyan chemical weapons is planned for the near future, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin told journalists Monday.
Turkey, Saudi Arabia Must Stop Supporting Jihadi Militants in Syria: Syrian Envoy to UN
Bashar al-Jaafari, Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, addressed the UN this week, saying that Turkey and Saudi Arabia should account for their own involvement in the Syrian conflict before leveling “null and baseless accusations to the Syrian government”. Syria’s government has been accused of using chemical attacks in northern Syria in recent months, Syrian Arab News Agency reported.
New Chemical Defense Regiments Formed in Russian Armed Forces
Russia's Central Military District (CMD) will complete the formation of two regiments of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense (RChBD) in the Samara Region and the Altay Territory by the end of the year, the district's spokesperson said Thursday.
Threat of Chemical, Biological Weapons Use Remains Prevalent: Russian Defense Minister
Events in the Middle East highlight that the threat of chemical and biological weapons use remains prevalent, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday in a conference call with the top military brass of the Armed Forces.
Ban Ki-moon: UN, OPCW Work on Elemination of Syrian Chemical Weapons Successful
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stated the work of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) - UN Joint Mission on Syria was successful, the UN said in a press release issued a day after the termination of the mission.
Syria Reaffirms Commitment to Stand Against Against Use of Chemical Weapons
Syria is committed to the full implementation of the provisions of the Convention of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and within the frame of the OPCW, the country's Foreign Minister Walid Moualem said Monday.
Islamic State Using Chlorine in Fougasses: Defense Ministry
Islamic State (IS) extremists have used chlorine in fougasses several times, Iraq's Ministry of Defense stated.
Russia Urges to Provide Information on Chemical Arsenal in Libya
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia wanted to see the information on the state of chemical weapons in Libya.
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Syria Denies Use of Chlorine Chemicals: Reports
In response to US Secretary of State John Kerry's accusations of using chlorine chemicals, the government of Syria has stated that the country has handed down all the chemical weaponry it possessed and that it complies with international conventions on arms control, AFP reported Sunday referencing Syria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Kerry: Syria Uses Chlorine Gas Despite Chemical Weapons Agreements
US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Syrian President Bashar Assad of breaking global agreements on the use of chemical weapons, Agence France-Presse reported on Thursday.
WSJ Reporter: Islamic State Militants Allegedly Use Chemical Weapons in Iraq
Islamic State (IS) militants could have used chemical weapons in an attack on Iraqi forces in the town of Dhuluiya, about 43 miles north of Baghdad, according to The Wall Street Journal’s reporter’s Twitter.
OPCW Destroys 93% of Syrian Chemical Weapons Arsenal
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has destroyed 93 percent of chemical weapons agents removed from Syria, according to a report it released on Thursday.
One Year Since Chemical Attacks in Syria
On this day a year ago, almost 1,500 people were killed by chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus. The US intelligence placed the blame on government forces. Damascus denied the allegation.
Elimination of Chemical Weapons in Syria
On August 21, 2013, the media reported the large-scale use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces on the outskirts of Damascus.
UN Chief Hails Destruction of Syria's Declared Chemical Weapons, US-Russian Efforts
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the destruction of all of Syria's declared chemical weapons.
Obama Praises Russia’s Contribution to Syria Chemicals Destruction
US President Barack Obama has thanked Russia for its assistance in neutralizing Syria’s stockpile of deadly chemical weapons, following the Pentagon’s statement that the operation to destroy the chemicals had been successfully completed aboard US ship Cape Ray.
Syria’s Chemical Weapons Destroyed on US Vessel Cape Ray – Pentagon
Teams aboard the US ship MV Cape Ray have finished neutralizing materials from Syria's declared chemical stockpile, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said on Monday.
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