Search: Chemical weapons,OPCW (3 materials)

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

... the Russian accusations of JIM’s work are. Background There were two international bodies with regard to alleged use of chemical weapons on the territory of Syria: — Fact-Finding Mission (hereinafter “FFM”), established on the basis of the OPCW authority under the Chemical Weapons Convention (hereinafter “Convention”) on 29 April 2014; — OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (hereinafter “JIM”), established by the Security Council resolution 2235 (2015) on 7 August 2015. The FFM does not have the task ...


Why Chemical Weapon Is More Dangerous Than Nuclear

... the obvious fact 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?

... confirmed that said substances are covered by the CWC (substances containing phosphorus-carbon bonds are declareble as Schedule 2 B4 chemicals, and substances which do not contain this bond are listed as “other chemical production facilities.” The OPCW revisited the issue in 2013 and reiterated the absence of any new information, adding that any potential chemicals to be used as chemical weapons are covered by the CWC. This means that the answer to the first question is as follows: at present, there are no reasons to believe that the substances published under the umbrella name of Novichok are suitable for warfare application....


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