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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Prepares reports and briefings to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on the status of chemical weapon destruction.
This is the first time that technical aspects of chemicals implementation and handling are taken up and discussed in Sri Lanka" said Asitha Seneviratne (Additional Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Commerce) addressing the event, and said: "Top representatives from the Hague's Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are in Colombo for this important session, and we warmly welcome them.
Dominic Tierney, a political scientist at Swarthmore College and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, contends that "the distinction between chemical weapons and conventional weapons is arbitrary, really.
Chemical weapons stir the deep-rooted and pathological fear all humans share of being poisoned.
Syria has submitted a plan for the destruction of its chemical weapons that has to be approved next month by the OPCW's executive committee.
A British Foreign Office spokesperson stated April 25, 2013, that the United Kingdom has "limited but persuasive information from various sources showing chemical weapon use in Syria, including sarin.
The New York Times reported earlier this week that North Korea had provided acid-resistant tiles, valves and thermometers to Syria and that North Korean missile experts were working in chemical weapons and missile facilities in Syria, citing a report on North Korea by a UN panel.
Need all on the UN Security Council to vote to renew the Joint Investigative Mechanism for Syria to ensure that Assad Regime does not commit mass murder with chemical weapons ever again," Trump said in a tweet.
In a 2013 agreement brokered by Russia and the United States, Syria agreed to destroy its chemical weapons.
com/russia-plans-completely-destroy-chemical-weapons-2020-shut-down-two-facilities-2161434) Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the body that checks the implementation of the CWC, said in 2015 that it has extended the deadline for destroying chemical stockpiles to 2020 after discussions with member nations.
We have credible evidence of horrific injuries, and estimates of up to 250 deaths, caused by dozens of suspected chemical weapons attacks against civilian populations over the past nine months," said Tirana Hassan, Director of Crisis Response at Amnesty International.
Allowing the use of chemical weapons to go unpunished not only could reverse one of the few promising developments in the Syrian conflict; it also threatens to undermine international norms on the use of toxic gas and nerve agents, increasing the possibility that they will be used in terrorist attacks.

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