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Chemical Weapons

  • Arms Control Today
    July 2, 2014

    All the chemical weapons materials declared by Syria have been destroyed domestically or shipped out of the country for destruction elsewhere.

  • Press Room
    June 23, 2014

    Ten months ago, the government of Bashar al-Assad launched a horrific Sarin gas attack that killed over 1,000 civilians on the outskirts of Damascus. The August 21 attack prompted the United States and Russia to strike an agreement that put into motion an expeditious plan for accounting, inspection, control, and elimination of Syria’s deadly arsenal under the auspices of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

  • Fact Sheets & Briefs
    June 23, 2014

    June 2014

  • Arms Control Today
    June 2, 2014

    More than a month after a revised deadline, Syria still has about 100 metric tons of chemical weapons material to be sent out of the country for destruction.

  • Arms Control Today
    May 1, 2014

    Syria failed to meet a revised deadline for shipping all of its chemical weapons materials out of the country.

     

  • Arms Control Today
    April 1, 2014

    Syria has picked up the pace in removing its chemical weapons materials for overseas destruction and has sent about half of its stockpile out of the country, according to figures in a March 20 press release from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

  • Arms Control Today
    March 4, 2014

    Libya has destroyed its last remaining stockpiles of sulfur mustard, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced in a Feb. 4 press release.

  • Arms Control Today
    March 4, 2014

    Amid rising frustration over the pace of Syria’s removal of chemical weapons material for overseas destruction, Syrian authorities are being pressed to speed up the effort.

     

  • Fact Sheets & Briefs
    February 5, 2014

    February 2014

  • Arms Control Today
    January 9, 2014

    The first batches of chemical weapons agents have left Syria on a Danish cargo ship, the official overseeing the removal and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal said.