Chemical Weapons News – April 13

Russia Faces Chemical Weapons Disposal Funding Challenges – Global Security Newswire
A Russian official reaffirmed last week that the nation has not yet received the full amount of anticipated funding for its chemical weapons disposal work from other countries, a problem that is likely to be exacerbated by…

Chemical Agent Disposal Waste Might be Treated at Pueblo – Global Security Newswire
U.S. Defense Department officials indicated recently that they could support on-site treatment of wastewater produced through neutralization of chemical warfare material stored at the Pueblo Chemical Depot…

Phosgene Kills Scottish Man – Global Security Newswire
A 24-year-old Scottish man died Monday when the chemical agent phosgene was produced inside his body through a mix of poison and water..

Lawsuit Claims Iraq Received Chemical Weapons Materials From U.S. Firms – Global Security Newswire
A federal lawsuit filed this week in Maryland claims that materials supplied by three U.S. firms helped former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to produce chemical weapons used in strikes against Kurds in his country…

Lawsuit: Firms sold poison gas ingredients to Iraq – Associated Press
Three companies illegally sold materials to Saddam Hussein’s regime in the 1980s for making chemical weapons that were used to carry out attacks against thousands of Iraqi Kurds and ultimately caused scores of chronic ailments, according to a federal lawsuit…

US Companies Sued Over Saddam’s Chemical Attacks – Voice of America News
Three U.S. companies are being sued for selling material to the former Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein used in his chemical weapon attacks…

2012 final deadline for chemical weapons destruction for RF, US – ITAR-TASS
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) decreed 2012 is the final deadline for complete destruction of chemical weapons in Russia and the United States…

Sri Lankan govt denies use of banned weapons – ABC Radio Australia
Ethnic Tamils in Australia and around the world have been holding large demonstrations against the current Sri Lankan government offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels. They accuse Colombo of killing innocent civilians caught in the cross-fire…

Sri Lanka denies using chemical weapons against LTTE – Thaindian News
The Sri Lankan Army Thursday denied its troops “extensively used chemical weapons” against the Tamil Tigers. The army called the allegation…

Al-Qaeda, Taliban Acquired Chemical-Weapon Formula, Says Pakistani Police Official – Global Security Newswire
Al-Qaeda and the Taliban have acquired a formula that could help the militant groups to develop chemical weapons, a top Pakistani police official told lawmakers in his country…

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