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What the OPCW Interim Report on Douma Says and What it Does Not Say

... al-Assad government and delivered a missile strike on Syria without waiting for an international investigation. Russian and Syrian representatives, for their part, turned up at the headquarters of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague with some of the people who had been depicted in photos and video footage by the media as victims of the chemical attack, clearly demonstrating that the people in question had in fact sustained no injuries. This proved that the attack ...


The End of OPCW-UN mechanism. What Stands Behind the Russian “No”?

Chemical Weapons Expert Analyzes 7th JIM report On November 16, the Security Council failed to renew for another year the mandate of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (hereinafter “JIM”) set to expire on November 17. The US draft was rejected by Russian veto (voting 11 in favour, 2 against, 2 abstained). The Russian draft was also rejected by the Security Council (4 in favour,...


Why Chemical Weapon Is More Dangerous Than Nuclear

... that the world reached a breakthrough in chemical disarmament for last 25 years. Almost 200 countries joined the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention, which is about 98 percent of the planet. The Organization for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was based on this convention and has already become a watchdog for the liquidation of more than 92 percent of chemical agents and inspected almost five thousands chemical facilities globally. It seemed that the world should make one more decisive ...


Novichok: What Do We Know?

... weapons are classed under the VX category. Any agent more toxic than the VX class would inevitably have inferior combat parameters compared to that of the VX agents. Nevertheless, as previously reported, in April 2011 the Scientific Advisory Board at the OPCW reviewed the alleged Novichok agents whose structures had been included in Mirzayanov’s book and claimed to have toxicity exceeding that of VX. The board concluded “that there has been no confirmation of the author's claims”; it also confirmed ...


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