Chemical Weapon


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Related to Chemical Weapon: biological weapon, Chemical agents
Any of a number of highly toxic chemicals—which can be delivered by long range artillery or bombs—developed as weapons of mass destruction
Agents Phosgene, nerve agents—sarin, soman, tabun, which are chemical mixtures, including diisopropylfluorophosphate, that react with the serine hydroxyl group of acetylcholinesterase, inhibiting neural transmission—hydrogen cyanide, blistering agents—mustard gas, thionyl chloride
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There have been no noticeable instances of the actual use of chemical weapons in the post-Cold War era.
China, South Africa, Afghanistan, North Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Hungary, and France are also thought to have chemical weapons.
The first attempt to ban the use of chemical weapons under international law was the Hague Convention of 1899.
Syria had agreed to destroy all its chemical weapons under a Russian-American diplomatic deal, after Washington threatened to use military intervention in response to the killing of hundreds of people in a poison gas attack on Damascus suburbs on August 2.
What international authority will give specialists and experts the unfettered right to control, remove and dispose of Syrian Chemical Weapons in accordance with (protocols of) the United States, Russia, United Nations and the Organization For The Prohibition Of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)?
While Russia and the United States have failed to agree on a way to end the Syrian conflict, they have agreed on eliminating the country's chemical weapons.
Qatar is keen to hold similar events as part of its role in implementing the chemical weapons prohibition convention," he said.
BRITAIN has finally destroyed the last of its old holdings of chemical weapons, the Government said yesterday.
Army Chemical Materials Agency has been safely eliminating America's stockpile of chemical weapons since 1990, and has reached a milestone with the destruction of half of its stockpile of chemical munitions.
led coalition fully expected to find stockpiles of chemical weapons when it invaded Iraq (it did not).
The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) bans chemical weapons and requires their destruction by 2007, with possible extensions to 2012.
Japan plans to urge North Korea to end its development and production of biological and chemical weapons and to accept arms inspections during bilateral security talks later this month, government sources said Friday.

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