CWC states-parties may consider steps to hold Syria accountable for use of chemical weapons in violation of the treaty.
Poisoning of Kremlin-critic with Novichok nerve agent prompts censure.
UN officials continue to report that they still cannot confirm the completeness of Syrian stockpile declaration.
In recent years, the global norm against chemical weapons use has eroded, and it is critical that responsible states take action to reinforce it. Systematic violations of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the malign use of chemical agents have continued for nearly a decade without adequate accountability.
The last time Joe Biden was in the White House, the United States was concerned about the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Over the past four years, chemical attacks have continued within and beyond Syrian borders with the emergence of new state perpetrators.
The annual conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention focused on allegations of Syrian and Russian chemical weapons use.
The year-long U.S. chair of a multilateral nonproliferation forum focused on reinforcing norms against the use of chemical weapons.
The world’s chemical watchdog confirmed earlier findings that Russian political dissident Alexander Navalny was poisoned.
Damascus continues to stymie international efforts to curb its production and use of chemical weapons.
Recent changes to the CWC empower the treaty’s implementing organization to undertake more stringent reviews of certain chemicals.