Global chemical weapons watchdog blames Syria for toxic attacks

News: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), for the first time, explicitly blamed Syria for toxic attacks in 2017. Facts: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention(1997). It has 193 members including India. Established: 1997 Headquarters: The Hague, Netherlands. Goal: Preventing chemical… Continue reading Global chemical weapons watchdog blames Syria for toxic attacks

Russia says UN chemical weapons watchdog is ‘off track’

Russia has alleged that that Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had been hijacked by politics and its mandate derailed after Russia had put forward a draft Security Council resolution on the OPCW. The draft resolution states that the Security Council where Russia holds veto power should be the only international body that… Continue reading Russia says UN chemical weapons watchdog is ‘off track’