After the atrocities in Syria, what is the future for the treaty banning chemical weapons?
The United States and Russia continue to clash at the UN Security Council over investigations.
States-parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) at their annual meeting late last year welcomed progress on stockpile destruction in several states that possess chemical weapons, but continued to argue over chemical weapons use in Syria and express concern over emerging chemical threats.
Moscow had world’s largest chemical-weapons arsenal.
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