Chemical Weapons News – March 23

Remembering Halabja – VOA News
The Iran-Iraq war was in its eighth deadly year. On the front lines of that conflict was the Iraqi city of Halabja, near the border with Iran. An intense air and artillery bombardment shook this city of 50,000, driving the inhabitants underground…

Iraqi chemical attack recalled at UN ceremony – Herald Tribune
Iraq’s U.N. ambassador on Monday urged the United Nations to commemorate yearly the anniversary of a chemical weapons attack by Saddam Hussein’s government that he called the largest against civilians in history…

Iraqi chemical attack recalled at UN ceremony – The Associated Press
Iraq’s U.N. ambassador on Monday urged the United Nations to commemorate yearly the anniversary of a chemical weapons attack by Saddam Hussein’s government that he called the largest against civilians in history…

Victims of Iraqi Chemical Attack Remembered – Global Security Newswire
Observances were held yesterday at the United Nations and in Iraq for the victims of the Hussein regime’s 1988 chemical attack on the Kurdish village of Halabja, the Associated Press reported…

Halabja remembers chemical weapons attack – Press TV
Halabja has commemorated the 21st anniversary of the chemical weapons attack that killed between 5,000 and 6,000 people, mostly Kurds and mostly civilians…

Seminar on new strategies to counter illicit trafficking of chemical, biological and bacteriological material – UNRIC
UNICRI and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW, the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention working in close cooperation with the UN system) have organised a one-day international seminar on illicit trafficking of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear material…

Raman renaissance in defense and security – SPIE
Conventional Raman spectroscopy is established as a versatile technique for both ‘point-and-shoot’ identification and forensic analysis of many illicit materials, including drugs and explosives…

Iraqi Government Seeks Permission to Execute “Chemical Ali” – Global Security Newswire
The government of Iraq is seeking approval to carry out the executions of former top officials in the Hussein regime, the Associated Press reported yesterday…

Half of Mustard Agent Bulk Containers Destroyed at Utah Depot – Global Security Newswire
Half of the Deseret Chemical Depot’s stockpile of bulk containers filled with mustard agent have been destroyed, the U.S. Army announced this month…

Cambodia approves draft law on non-proliferation of nuclear, chemical weapons – China View
ambodia approved on Friday a draft law banning nuclear, chemical, bio-chemical and radio-active weapons in the country…

Abbott Furnace Company Ships Munition Treatment Unit – PR Newswire
Abbott Furnace Company, a private Pennsylvania corporation, announced today that it has shipped the first of two Munitions Treatment Units for a chemical demilitarization project in Pueblo, Colorado. The Pueblo plant, which is under construction, will destroy a stockpile of chemical weapons…
Communities Seek Accountability for Military Pollution – Common Dreams
More than 80 affected communities and organizations from across the U.S. have joined together to support federal legislation that will require the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy to comply with laws designed to protect human health and the environment…

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