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¿Qué capacidad de producción de #chemicalweapons tiene 🇰🇵, en base a fuentes abiertas? Interesante side event en la #RevCon5 @OPCW @RUSI_org @CanadaOPCW Image
Desde hace casi 20 años no tenemos información fiable. 🇰🇵 no ha firmado la #CWC, por lo que no aporta datos de su industria ni hay acceso de los inspectores de @OPCW al país Image
@RUSI_org ha desarrollado un proyecto de 3 años basado en imágenes por satélite accesibles Image
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Director-General of the @OPCW, which services the #ChemicalWeapons Convention, provides an implementation overview. All chemical weapons stocks held by states parties have now been destroyed except in US, which hopes to complete this task in September. #RevCon5 #CWCrevcon Image
Over the past decade chemical weapons have been used in Iraq, Malaysia, Russia, Syria & UK - @OPCW director-general. Last use was in Russia in 2020. Image
@OPCW Sorry to miss the rest of this important statement as civil society were kicked upstairs
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Governments should protect the integrity of the international treaty banning #ChemicalWeapons by fully implementing it & by ensuring accountability for any violations - @hrw on the Review Conference, which opens in the Hague today… #CWCRevcon
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@hrw @henkvdKwast @minbuza @balkeesjarrah @loucharbon @OPCW @OPCW_ST @UN_Disarmament @INakamitsu @cwccoalition The #ChemicalWeapons Convention is the world’s most universally accepted humanitarian disarmament treaty. At least 140 of the 193 countries that have ratified it will attend the milestone 5th Review Conference in the Hague this week #CWCRevcon #RevCon5
I'm attending the 5th Review Conference of the #ChemicalWeapons Convention this week. It's @hrw's first participation in a CWC meeting after years of being denied entry. Yet inexplicably other civil society groups are still blocked… #CWCRevCon #RevCon5 Image
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Day 409 of the war and here's the daily thread for Saturday.

A quiet start to the weekend, but #Russia's aggression continues as they try to claim the small #Donetsk towns of #Bakhmut #Mariinka and #Avdiivka.

All the news here, throughout the day in one handy place⬇️
Quite a lot of news again yesterday from "leaked" NATO docs, #Russia land-mining, the weakening of the ruble, Russians sabotaging jets for #Ukraine, Occupiers eating endangered animals and loads of #RussiaOnFire incidents

Click and scroll here to catch up
I think I was one of the first western journalists to report this, the last entry on yesterday's thread, so worth a retweet again this morning.

The worry is #Russia often accuses others of what it does itself.

#ChemicalWeapons #WarCrimes

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@aaronjmate Oh gosh @aaronjmate, like your entire briefing, this is incredibly weak. I’ll respond clearly for you with a series of tweets…
@aaronjmate 1) You claimed the IIT “just simply overlooked” the issue of foaming at the mouth. I pointed out this was untrue and provided you with the page number and section of the report. By reading it out said section you proved yourself you had lied in your original intervention
@aaronjmate 2) In trying to defend your lie, you attempt to argue that on the very page of the IIT report that confirms your lie, the IIT cites a scientific source that contains no reference to the word ‘foam’. I’ll explain how this exposes you further…
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Our @UNIDIR report on 5th #ChemicalWeapons Convention RevCon outlined 5 outcome scenarios. While consensus should be sought, State Parties will likely ask: consensus at what cost? Substantive issues will divide SPs, so consensus will likely be a dilution of the issues. 1/7 #OPCW
But will SPs permit such dilution? If not, we may repeat RC4 outcome: a chair’s report. This can capture some substance, but it’s not an effective, solidifying, strategic document for #OPCW. However, this outcome seems likely. So how do SPs make the best of this situation? 2/7
There are discrete topics that might generate agreement as to their importance for #OPCW strategic vision, i.e. the #ChemTechCentre, #theAfricaProgram, #gender #geographicrepresentation –&others? So, how can SPs ensure these aren't lost in diluted outcome or chair's report? 3/7
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Congratulations to @DanielRoher, @pevchikh, @christogrozev and team! Their documentary “Navalny” won @TheAcademy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film. The film explores their insights on Russian security services’ poisoning of @navalny with a chemical nerve agent.
“Alexei, the world has not forgotten your vital message to us all: We must not be afraid to oppose dictators and authoritarianism wherever it rears its head.”@DanielRoher
Mr. Navalny’s exposure of corruption in Russia and its use of #ChemicalWeapons, as well as his pro-democracy activism, has prompted his politically motivated arrest. We continue to urge authorities to ensure his safety and good health.
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@StateDept_GCJ Ambassador Van Schaack met yesterday with @OPCW Director General Fernando Arias and his team to discuss accountability for #ChemicalWeapons use in Syria. The United States supports efforts to bring Chemical Weapons perpetrators to justice. #NoImpunity
In advance of @OPCW #EC-102 @StateDept_GCJ Ambassador Van Schaack joined @OPCW DG Arias and a panel of experts at @LeidenLaw to discuss Chemical Weapons use and legal pathways to accountability.
The United States is committed to working with allies and partners, civil society and international organizations such as @OPCW to investigate allegations of chemical weapons usage and hold those accountable when usage is found to have occurred.
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#US Moves Flying #Nuclear Command Post to #Iceland (Home of TID) | March 1, 2023
- The #E6B #Mercury air command post has landed in Iceland to conduct operations in Washington’s #European Command zone…
The #US is preparing a trap for us in #Ukraine for an inevitable “#postponed war” | Feb 28
- #Nuland: seriously discussing with allies.. sending to #Kyiv fifth-generation multipurpose fighter-bombers #F35.… Image
#TikTok-#Nazis. Proxy Of #Ukrainian #Intelligence Directorate Claimed Responsibility For #Bloody PR Operation In #Russia | Mar 2
- all these crimes were committed so that Ukrainian TikTok warriors could film a seconds-long video on the Russian territory. Image
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At the beginning of February 2022, #Biden warned that "if #Russia invades #Ukraine with tanks and troops, then there will be no more #NordStream2"
#ItsDone #NordStream: Fourth leak found as Russia and West trade blame over alleged sabotage of gas pipeline | Sep 29
- #EU and #US have stopped to directly accusing Russia, a #Kremlin official was rebuked after hinting that #Washington was #responsible.
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#Bojo Recounts #Putin #Missile Attack Threat | -2h
- "He sort of threatened me at one point and said, 'Boris, I don't want to hurt you, but with a missile, it would only take a #minute,' or something like that," Johnson quoted Putin as saying…
@BorisJohnson @RishiSunak
The world has suffered for decades from the #AngloSaxon #AgathaChristie psychopath poisoning operations.
- That is why it is good for everyone that the #satanic forces are vaporized, asap.… ImageImage
@BorisJohnson @RishiSunak #PortonDown #Salisbury #Skripals #Syria #Douma #OPCW #Novichok #Navalny
1. #Novichok was used and produced in the #US since 2008. #Patent US 9,132,135 b2 | Sep 17, 2020.
2. #PortonDown: #Salisbury nerve agent 'attack' reveals $70M #Pentagon program
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Unbelievable - #shortage of #oil makes #NATO #warcriminals trying to steal #Syrian oil again.
- The same #CasusBelli that was found to be #false already 4 yrs ago in The #Hague: Articles: 104
#Douma chemical attack that killed 43 in Syria | 27 Jan 2023…
#MSM repeats the same lie: '#DOUMA #CHEMICAL ATTACK 2018.'
Today: "Syrian Military Dropped #Chlorine Gas In Deadly 2018 Attack."
Start: Jan 27, 2023
Last update: Jan 27, 2023
Articles: 107 in 5 hours, 9 pages.…
#Chlorine #Douma #Syria #FalseFlag | 24.04.2018
If it doesn't fit the narrative, there's no harm in shelving it.
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#ChemicalWeapons #Thread
Verification of exposure to chemical warfare agents through analysis of persistent biomarkers in plants…

An end to #disinformation campaigns concerning CW use by governments and their useful idiots? 🤞🤞🤞
1/ For both vapor and liquid exposure, the amount of adduct formed increased with the level of exposure. In all cases synthetic reference standards were used for unambiguous identification. ...
2/ ... The window of opportunity for investigation of agent exposure through the analysis of plant material was found to be remarkably long. Even three months after the actual exposure, the biomarkers could still be detected in the living plants, as well as in dried leaves. ...
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'#NATO using #ChemicalWeapons in #Bakhmut in order to stop the #Wagner groups | Jan 8, 2023.'

Timeline of #Chemical and #Biological #Weapons News Developments During Russia's 2022 Invasion of #Ukraine | Aug 2022…
Military Situation In #Bakhmut-#Soledar Region, #Ukraine, On Jan 7 (Map)
- Russian-led forces entered the Pidgorodne village;
Russian-led forces reached the central district of Soledar;
Clashes between the Russian Army and the AFU continue near Bakhmut
#Documents Expose Barack #Obama Ordered Construction Of #Biolabs In #Ukraine To Create Dangerous #Pathogens | March 9, 2022
- Sensitive #biolabs documents deleted by #USEmbassy and published by GreatGameIndia.
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Thread| Chair Lawfare & International Law, @MahamNaweed has curated a thread on the Day of the remembrance of victims of chemical warfare.

#ChemicalWeapons #CSP27 @UNIDIR @UN @OPCW @antonioguterres @UNPeacebuilding @Refugees @UNICEF @UNFCCC @unfoundation
3/ @OPCW
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1. #Syria: No recent reports of Turkish attacks beyond the reported bombing of #Managh airbase near #Afrin and harassing fire in the #Darbasiyah district. A review of the Turkish media found nothing in the three main English daily papers. The Turkish language Ankara Gazeti
2. had an article quoting DM #Akar that Tukey's actions are legal under international law presumably reaction to reports where he was seen admitting to using #chemicalweapons in #Iraq. Not a very strong position and could indicate that behind-the-scenes diplomatic engagement is
3. not very positive for the Erdogan regime. #Turkey has air power and heavy guns but a poorly trained conscript army that will be chewed up and spit out by the US SOF trained SDF in urban warfare. Erdogan may have played his hand in the belief that he could extract concessions
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Turkey Denies Use of Chemical Weapons Against Kurdish Militants via @defensepost…
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), a non-partisan federation of medical groups in over 60 countries, sent a mission to northern Iraq in late September.
“Some indirect evidence for possible violations of the Chemical Weapons Convention was found,” it said in its report.
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Most prominent points of the report "The Ninth Anniversary of the Largest #Chemical Weapons Attack by the Syrian Regime against Syrian Citizens in the Two Ghoutas of #Damascus" (2/2)
#Syria #SNHR #Donotsuffocatetruth
Full report:
📍#SNHR has documented a total of 222 chemical attacks on #Syria since the first attack using chemical weapons documented on December 23, 2012, until August 20, 2022, with approximately 98% of these carried out at the hands of Syrian regime, and nearly 2% at the hands of #ISIS
📍The 217 attacks perpetrated by the Syrian regime killed 1,510 individuals, distributed as follows:
- 1,409 civilians, including 205 children & 260 women.
- 94 Armed Opposition fighters.
- Seven Syrian regime prisoners of war who were being held in Armed Opposition prisons. ...
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Tweets series of what have been highlighted in the report "The #SyrianRegime, Through Its Security Services and State Institutions, Controls the Incidents of Registering the Deaths of Victims Killed/’Disappeared’ in the Armed Conflict Since March 2011"
1/3 The Syrian regime and the other parties to the conflict have killed hundreds of thousands of #SyrianCitizens through bombing operations with various types of weapons...
... The Syrian Network for Human Rights (#SNHR) has documented since March 2011 to date the deaths of 228,893 civilians at the hands of the conflict parties and the controlling forces in #Syria between March 2011 and June 2022...
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Last January, @TheSyriaCmpgn commissioned ISD to investigate the extent of English-language disinformation about the Syrian conflict from 2015-2021. This analysis formed the basis of @TheSyriaCmpgn report, Deadly Disinformation, published 19 June 22.
@TheSyriaCmpgn In today’s Digital Dispatch, ISD explains how we conducted our investigation. In short, ISD collected and analyzed over 900K tweets and over 34K Facebook posts from 28 actors known to spread false information about the Syria conflict.
@TheSyriaCmpgn Summary of findings: 1-A relatively small number of actors can spread a large amount of disinfo online; 2-this helped create an atmosphere of opacity & doubt, which permeated Western policy discussions &
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#ChemicalWeapons #Syria #OPCW #Russia #disinformation #Thread
1/ Data showed that three false narratives were spread most frequently. The tweets primarily targeted the White Helmets civil rescue workers.…
2/ The conspiracy accounts also focused on distorting facts about the use of #ChemicalWeapons by the #Syria regime. The third narrative was aimed against the findings of reports by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (#OPCW).
#ChemicalWeapons #Syria #OPCW
3/ researchers discovered the false content was shared by the audience of 3 million people with 1.8 million of them being unique followers. According to data analysis, 19,000 original disinformation posts were retweeted over 670,000 times.
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1/ First @CBWNet Working Paper "Launching the Competence Network CBWNet: Achievements of the #ChemicalWeaponsConvention and Future Challenges" just went online:
2/ Working Paper collates presentations made at April 29 high-level launch event on occasion of 25th anniversary of CWC 25th anniversary #CWC25. Short thread on some highlights:
3/ @UN_Disarmament @INakamitsu in video message pointed to significant difficulties in holding accountable perpetrators of #chemicalweapons use and said that "this is not a situation the international community should allow to persist".
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Today, on 25th anniversary of @OPCW we are happy to launch CBWNet, a project by @IFSHHamburg @HSKF_PRIF @jlugiessen ZNF @UniHH, funded by @BMBF_Bund. Over next 4 years we will be working together to strengthen norms against #chemicalweapons and #biologicalweapons.
#OPCW25 #CWC25
Check out our website at
Thankful for guidance and advice from our transfer network: Ahmet Üzümcü, @elvira_rosert @dfeakes @CarolineFehl @RevillJames Nomi Bar-Yacoov, Hans-Georg Weinig and Stefan Mogl and looking forward to working with project partners @GERMANYonUN and @Leopoldina
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¿Sabías que aún existen armas químicas reconocidas almacenadas en EEUU? Tranquilos, nadie las va a usar
El proceso de destrucción de las armas químicas #CWA es lento, no exento de riesgos y, lo más importante, debe ser supervisado externamente. Precisamente para que toda la humanidad se asegure de un futuro libre de armas de destrucción masiva
La organización encargada de dicha supervisión es @OPCW. Desde la firma de la Convención en 1993, y su entrada en vigor en 1997, los inspectores @OPCW supervisan los almacenes y el proceso de eliminación de los mismos
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