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#Chemical Weapons

# chemical-weapons - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Netherlands expels 'Russian agents' after foiling cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog

Dutch and British intelligence trailed the men and found equipment to intercept the watchdog’s wifi.

# chemical-weapons - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Defence Forces conduct exercise to help prepare for 'dirty bomb' attacks

This EU-funded project uses robots and unmanned aerial vehicles to help minimise the risk to operators while collecting physical evidence.

# chemical-weapons - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Putin says further Syria strikes from Western powers would spark 'chaos'

Meanwhile, a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the US, British, and French missile strikes on Syria has failed at the UN Security Council.

# chemical-weapons - Monday 9 April, 2018

Trump to decide on response to Syrian chemical attack 'probably by the end of today'

“Everybody’s gonna pay a price.”

# chemical-weapons - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

France is in no doubt who it blames for deadly sarin gas attack

It says the chemical fingerprint was developed in Syrian laboratories.

# chemical-weapons - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Syrian president claims chemical attack was faked by US

‘We don’t know whether those dead children were killed there … Were they dead at all?’

# chemical-weapons - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Spicer apologises over 'insensitive' Hitler remarks amid calls for him to be fired

“I mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive comment about the Holocaust and there is no comparison.”

# chemical-weapons - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons' History Lesson This post contains videos

Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons'

The White House Press Secretary is under fire once again for his comments.

# chemical-weapons - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'It crossed a lot of lines for me': Trump says he's changed attitude on Syria following alleged chemical attack

The air strike in Idlib province drew widespread condemnation.

# chemical-weapons - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

US points finger at Assad after suspected chemical attack kills dozens in Syria

At least 58 people died in the attack.

# chemical-weapons - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Suspected chemical weapons attack on Iraqi city slammed as 'horrible'

“There is never justification — none whatsoever — for the use of chemical weapons.”

# chemical-weapons - Sunday 23 October, 2016

'It will not be tolerated': Syrian army blamed for third chemical weapons attack on own people

Investigators say the substance may have been chlorine gas, based on the symptoms the victims displayed.

# chemical-weapons - Saturday 3 September, 2016

The US is going to start destroying about 780,000 chemical-filled artillery shells

A US army plant is about to start destroying the nation’s largest remaining stockpile of mustard agent.

# chemical-weapons - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

MI6 report may have contained plot from a Nicolas Cage film, Chilcot Report says

1996 Michael Bay thriller The Rock showed chemical weapons being stored in glass containers.

# chemical-weapons - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

There is "strong evidence" that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in attacks on rebels

Human Rights Watch say that barrel bombs embedded with cylinders of chlorine gas were dropped on three towns.

# chemical-weapons - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Two crucified, 60 killed, as chemical weapons watchdog launches fresh probe in Syria

Up to 60 people were killed in attacks on Damascus and Homs yesterday.

# chemical-weapons - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying'

As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.

# chemical-weapons - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

First shipment of chemical weapons leaves Syria

Syria agreed last year to a US-Russian deal to hand over its chemical weapons.

# chemical-weapons - Monday 16 December, 2013

Syrian 'barrel bombs' kill 76 people including 28 children

The “unprecedented” bombardment came as the UN estimated that the number of Syrian refugees would touch 4.1 million by the end of 2014.

# chemical-weapons - Friday 13 December, 2013

'Clear and convincing evidence' that chemical weapons used in Syria

The United Nations report concluded that there have been at least five deadly attacks.

# chemical-weapons - Friday 1 November, 2013

Israeli warplanes carry out Syrian airstrike

The attack targeted the delivery of Russian missiles with Israel worried repeatedly declaring it would intervene to stop Hezbollah receiving “game-changing” weapons.

# chemical-weapons - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Column: Making chemical weapons a defining issue in Syria sends entirely the wrong message

If the international community is serious about helping the people of Syria, it should set about creating the conditions for a massive humanitarian intervention, which of course would mean concentrating everything that is killing people.

Syria has destroyed all of its chemical weapons equipment: watchdog

Syria had been given a deadline of tomorrow to get rid of all of its production and assembly facilities for chemical weapons.

# chemical-weapons - Monday 28 October, 2013

How chemical weapons inspectors learn to do their jobs

A new batch of chemical weapons inspectors are learning how to tell if an attack has taken place or not.

# chemical-weapons - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Syria hands over detailed plan to destroy chemical weapons on time

Damascus was required to submit the destruction plan under a US-Russian deal agreed last month.

# chemical-weapons - Monday 7 October, 2013

'A credit to the Assad regime': US welcomes Syria's chemical weapons disposal

Syria’s quick compliance with the destroying of chemical weapons stockpile has earned praise from US Secretary of State John Kerry.

# chemical-weapons - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Process of destroying Syria's chemical weapons now under way

The team charged with the destruction of the weapons began the process this morning, a source in the international mission has said.

# chemical-weapons - Monday 30 September, 2013

Explainer: What are Irish troops doing in Syria?

115 Irish Defence Forces personnel have now arrived at their new base. Why were they sent there? How long is the mission? How will they spend their downtime? Your questions, answered.

Syria: Inspectors prepare to destroy chemical weapons

UN chemical weapons experts leave country as separate disarmament group moves in to take next step against banned arsenal.

# chemical-weapons - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Gilmore to meet UN Secretary General for Syria talks

The Tánaiste will also address the United Nations General Assembly later today.

# chemical-weapons - Friday 27 September, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Happy Friday all. Here’s nine things to know this morning…

# chemical-weapons - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Ireland to give €200k towards destroying chemical weapons in Syria

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore said it reflects Ireland’s “long-standing opposition to the use of weapons of mass destruction”.

# chemical-weapons - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Syria meets watchdog deadlines

Inspectors are reviewing the latest chemical weapons disclosure by Syrian officials.

# chemical-weapons - Friday 20 September, 2013

Meeting of chemical weapons watchdog on Syria postponed again

Syria has handed over details of its chemical weapons arsenal.

# chemical-weapons - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Assad will destroy chemical arms - but it'll take a year and cost $1 billion

The Syrian President made his remarks in an interview with Fox News, telling the network that Syria is not gripped by a civil war.

# chemical-weapons - Thursday 12 September, 2013

UN receives Syrian chemical treaty accession documents

Syria is planning on joining the UN’s chemical weapons convention ahead of a planned disarmament of its chemical weapons.

# chemical-weapons - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

UN Security Council to hold urgent meeting on Syria

Russia has asked for the meeting on the back of multiple developments in the past 24 hours.

Syria: Obama prepares to address Americans during crucial week

Barack Obama is due to address the nation today, while he awaits the outcome of a Congress vote on Syria strikes.

# chemical-weapons - Monday 9 September, 2013

Russia urges Syria: Give up your chemical weapons

The Russian plan for the Assad regime to surrender its weapons has been given a cautious reception in the White House.

‘It’s not a new photo’: Sinn Féin on picture of Chris Andrews with Bashar al-Assad

The photo of the party’s newest member was taken when the former Fianna Fáil TD visited Syria in 2009 and has re-emerged online in recent days.

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