Tag Archives: Chemical Weapons Programme

21 August 2014

Destruction of Syria’s declared chemical weapons material completed

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the destruction of Syria’s declared chemical weapons material on board the US vessel Cape Ray, saying: ‘This marks a significant achievement in the international community’s efforts to eliminate the chemical weapons programme of the Syrian Arab Republic following the framework agreement between the Russian Federation and the United States of America.’ (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | UN chief welcomes destruction of Syria's declared chemical weapons material

11 July 2014

UK: probable that British chemicals were used for Syria’s chemical weapons programme

On 9 July, the United Kingdom stated that is was probable that chemicals that were legally exported to Syria by British firms in the 1980s had been used for Syria’s chemical weapons programme. In a written statement to parliament, Foreign Secretary William Hague said that ‘from the information we hold, we judge it likely that these chemical exports by UK companies were subsequently used by Syria in their programs to produce nerve agents, including sarin’. (more…)

Source: The New York Times | UK Says Likely That Syria Used British Chemicals to Make Sarin Gas

28 April 2014

Minister for Foreign Trade acknowledges involvement of Dutch firms in Syrian chemical weapons programme

In a letter that was sent to the Dutch House of Representatives by the Minister for Foreign Trade, Lilianne Ploumen, it was acknowledged that Syria bought resources for its chemical weapons programme from two Dutch companies. (more…)

Source: NRC Handelsblad | Ploumen erkent rol Nederlandse bedrijven bij Syrisch gifgas | 25 April 2014