Russia and Syria blocked adoption of the draft outcome document because they objected to any mention of Syria’s well-documented chemical weapons use.
Despite accomplishments, CWC member states face serious challenges in the struggle to eliminate chemical weapons.
International treaties designed to prevent the weaponization of chemical and biological substances are not keeping up with modern science.
Despite chemical weapons violations by Russia and Syria, Manso is bullish about the treaty and its impact.
Investigators confirmed the fifth instance of CW use against civilians in the Syrian war.
Prosecutors charged a German chemical company with sending more than 30 shipments of dual-use toxic substances and equipment to Russia’s Chimmed Group, German media said.
With two out of three munition-specific destruction campaigns completed and a new proposal to accelerate the destruction of all remaining munitions, the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is on its way to meeting the September 2023 chemical weapons stockpile elimination deadline.
Germany plans to prioritize biological security during its year-long presidency of the Global Partnership Against the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Russia’s war on Ukraine has driven the two Nordic countries to abandon their military neutrality.
A Pentagon program eliminated the last U.S. VX agent weapons but still must destroy others.