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Volume 90 Issue 19 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 7, 2012

Holdout Nations Urged To Join Weapons Treaty

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: chemical weapons convention, chemical weapons, UN

The United Nations is calling on the eight countries that remain outside the Chemical Weapons Convention to join the international accord that prohibits the production, stockpiling, or use of chemical warfare materials. “There is no excuse for delays in ridding our planet of these instruments of suffering and death,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says. Six countries have not yet signed or ratified the convention—Angola, Egypt, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, and . . .

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