Libya Sets Date to Destroy Chemical Arms
Horner, Daniel, Arms Control Today
Libya has set a target date of December 2013 for complete destruction of its most potent chemical weapons, according to documents circulated at a May 1-4 meeting on the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
The meeting of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) came days after the date by which all parties to the treaty were to have destroyed their holdings of chemical weapons. It had been known for years that Russia and the United States, which held the vast majority of the chemical weapons that were declared when the CWC entered into force in 1997, would not meet the deadline of April 29, 2012.
In a document adopted at their …
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Publication information: Article title: Libya Sets Date to Destroy Chemical Arms. Contributors: Horner, Daniel - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 42. Issue: 5 Publication date: June 2012. Page number: 32. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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