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Friday, 6 July 2018

No nerve agents but maybe chlorine used in Douma, says watchdog

No nerve agents but maybe chlorine used in Douma
The world's chemical arms watchdog said today it had found no evidence of nerve gas after an attack on the Syrian town of Douma, but chlorine may have been used.

Friday, 4 May 2018

OPCW inspectors finish fact-finding mission in Syria’s Douma

Russia’s military police were ensuring their security
The fact-finding mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has completed its work in Syria’s Douma and returned to The Hague, the OPCW said on Friday.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Russia’s mission to OPCW will bring people who took part in the fabricated Douma video as witnesses

OPCW
 Russia’s mission to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said that it will bring eyewitnesses who took part in the fabricated video of Douma chemical attack on which they depended to accuse the Syrian army of using chemical weapons in Douma on April 7th and carry out tripartite aggression against Syria on April 14th.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Chemical inspectors begin Douma effort days after Western strikes

Chemical inspectors begin Douma effort
International investigators entered on April 17 a Syrian town hit by an alleged chemical attack, after days of delay and warnings by  Western powers that crucial evidence had likely been removed.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Russia vetoes draft resolution extending UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism mandate in Syria

Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya
Russia vetoed a draft resolution submitted by United States to the UN Security Council on extending the mandate of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism in Syria for a extra year.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Kerry Says US Concerned About Reports on IS Chlorine Usage in Iraq

WASHINGTON, October 24 – The United States takes the reports about chlorine attacks against Iraqi police officers by the Islamic State (IS) extremists very seriously, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

"I'm not in a position to confirm it, but we take these allegations very, very seriously. In particularly, the most recent allegations about the use of chlorine as a chemical weapon," Kerry said at a joint press conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

With its mandate completed, OPCW-UN mission draws down in Syria


UN, 1 October 2014 – The joint United Nations mission to oversee the destruction of Syria’s stockpiles and production facilities has completed its mission and been shut down.
The Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the UN (OPCW-UN) drew to a close yesterday.
“The work of the Joint Mission has been vital to the success of international efforts to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons programme,” said OPCW Director-General, Ahmet Üzümcü.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

US trying to force in counterproductive resolution against Syria – Russian FM...

US peremptory claims about Syria being to blame for the aggravation of the humanitarian crisis and its assessment of Russia’s activities is clearly an attempt to create conditions for forcing in a counterproductive resolution, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Wednesday.

‘This is another attempt to misinform the international community and create a background for forcing in an unbalanced and counterproductive resolution through the UN Security Council,’ Lukashevich said answering the media questions in connection with US President Obama’s statements on Syrian issues made at a joint press-conference with French President Francois Hollande.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

US Offers to Destroy Part of Syrian Chemical Arsenal – OPCW

BRUSSELS, November 30 (RIA Novosti) - The United States has offered to destroy the most lethal of Syria's chemical weapons on a naval vessel at sea using hydrolysis, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons said Saturday.
Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü announced in a statement to the OPCW Executive Council on Friday that Washington will “contribute a destruction technology, full operational support and financing to neutralize Syria’s priority chemicals, which are to be removed from the country by December 31.”

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