Chemical weapons

17.04.2019

The official Skripal story is a dead duck

The official Skripal story is a dead duck

One of the striking things about the official Skripal story is the way its more wildly improbable aspects have been released to the mainstream media over a long period, so as to manage their impact. So, for example, police acknowledgement that the perfume bottle Charlie Rowley found was sealed and… »

06.05.2018

The Quest for Order in a Time of Chaos

The Quest for Order in a Time of Chaos

Viewpoint by Boaventura de Sousa Santos* COIMBRA, Portugal (IDN) – The bombing of Syrian sites where chemical weapons are supposedly being manufactured or stocked, allegedly to be used by the Bashar al-Assad government against rebels, has left citizens all over the world in a state of confusion, filled with a… »

29.09.2017

Celebrating a milestone: Russia completes the destruction of chemical weapons stockpile

Celebrating a milestone: Russia completes the destruction of chemical weapons stockpile

Dr John Hart for SIPRI. On Wednesday the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü of Turkey, congratulated Russia on completing the destruction of its chemical weapons stockpile which originally totalled 39 967 agent tonnes (i.e. excluding munition weight). This represents… »

01.07.2017

Report on alleged April Idlib chemical attack based on questionable evidence – Russian OPCW rep

Report on alleged April Idlib chemical attack based on questionable evidence – Russian OPCW rep

The latest OPCW report on the April Idlib chemical incident lacks sufficient evidence and is based on data provided mostly by only one side of the Syrian conflict without necessary verification, the Russian OPCW representative, Aleksandr Shulgin, told RT. “The conclusions of this report are based on questionable data provided… »

14.06.2017

US-led coalition admits use of white phosphorus in Mosul amid mounting criticism

US-led coalition admits use of white phosphorus in Mosul amid mounting criticism

A New Zealand general has confirmed that the US-led coalition fighting in Mosul has used munitions loaded with white phosphorus. It comes amid mounting criticism over the use of the multipurpose weapon, which can be extremely dangerous to civilians. Over the past few weeks an increasing number of claims have… »

24.04.2017

Without any in situ inspection, OPCW confirms sarin exposure during the explosion that took place in Syria on 4th April

Without any in situ inspection, OPCW confirms sarin exposure during the explosion that took place in Syria on 4th April

On April 19, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), confirmed that “the analysis indicates that the victims were exposed to Sarin or a Sarin-like substance” during the events in Idlib, Syria, last April 4th (see full text of the press release issued at the end of… »

19.04.2017

Chemical weapons in Syria and UN Security Council: No resolution adopted

Chemical weapons in Syria and UN Security Council: No resolution adopted

Would you like to know why? On April 12, the Security Council met again to discuss the issue of chemical substances that caused the deaths of 87 persons on April the 4th in Syria. A first urgent session took place on April the 5th on the very same topic (see… »

07.04.2017

Top 10 Lies, Damn Lies, and Lies About Syria

1. Chemical weapons are worse than other weapons. This is not the case. Death and dismemberment are horrific regardless of the weapon. No weapon is being used legally, morally, humanely, or practically in Syria or Iraq. U.S. bombs are no less indiscriminate, no less immoral, and no less illegal… »

06.04.2017

Syria gas attack is almost certainly a “False Flag”

While denouncing all bombing in Syria, Pressenza is concerned that the latest events in the country are leading towards an extension of military activity in Syria and that the information fed by the mainstream media such as the BBC may be manipulated.  We publish this article from World Beyond War… »

25.02.2015

Campaigners call on Netanyahu to follow Syria and ratify Chemical Weapons Treaty

Campaigners call on Netanyahu to follow Syria and ratify Chemical Weapons Treaty

Disarmament campaigners in Israel have launched a campaign to pressure Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention that they have already signed up to in the run up to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty conference scheduled for April and May this year at the UN in New… »

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