Latest Chemical weapon proliferation Stories

2008-08-06 03:00:45

By Anonymous The Republic of Guinea-Bissau joined the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on May 20, making it the 184th stateparty to ratify the agreement. Currently, only 11 states are outside the CWC. The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Israel, and Myanmar have signed but not ratified. Angola, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, North Korea, Somalia, and Syria have neither signed nor ratified. The Russian government claims to have destroyed approximately one-fourth (10,500 of 40,000 tons) of its...

2006-07-10 21:12:58

BEIJING (Reuters) - Experts from China and Japan, at odds over disputes springing from Japan's wartime occupation, have ended a six-day excavation of decades-old chemical weapons left behind by retreating Japanese forces, state media said on Tuesday. But such joint digs and collections have been going on for nine years -- and so far not a single weapon has been destroyed, Xinhua news agency said. "We are rather dissatisfied with Japan's slow pace of disposal," Chinese official Liu...

2006-03-30 18:24:14

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon sent experts to study Libya's chemical weapons and determined it would cost $100 million to destroy them, but the United States still must decide whether or how much to help, a senior Pentagon official said on Thursday. James Tegnelia, director of the Pentagon's Defense Threat Reduction Agency, said a team from his agency assessed how to deal with the north African country's "tens of tons of mustard gas" and supplies of "precursor...

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