Get rid of the poison

U.S. announced eliminated 80% of its own chemical weapons arasenala

By October this year, the U.S. eliminated 24,448 tons of chemical warfare agents, accounting for 80% of the country's chemical arsenal. In accordance with international agreements, by 2012, of chemical weapons in the United States generally do not need to stay, but the authorities have promised to kill that time only 90%. Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that our homeland is also not have time to get rid of chemical weapons by 2012.

Chemical Materials Agency of the U.S. Army announced the elimination of 80% of its own arsenal of chemical weapons, reports ITAR-TASS.

According to the agency, by October of this year, the U.S. has killed 24,448 tons of them available to the toxic substances and more than 2.1 million warheads.

At the current rate of recycling by April 2012 will be liquidated 90% of the country's chemical weapons, the agency said.

The elimination of toxic substances is at 4 military installations: in the towns of Anniston (Alabama), Pine Bluff (state Arkanzas_, Tooele (Utah) and Umatilla (Oregon). Three other complex, which also disposed of chemical weapon that is already closed.

Chem tool not once forbidden by international agreements: the Hague Convention of 1899, Article 23, which prohibits the use of weapons, the only purpose of which was to cause poisoning of the enemy, the Geneva Protocol of 1925 and the Convention on prohibiting the development, production, accumulation and deployment of chemical weapons and on its winding up 1993. Yet, in the course of wars and military conflicts that prohibition violated. More mass of chemical tool was used in the First World War.

U.S. signed an international convention prohibiting chemical weapons in 1997, owning to the point arsenal of 31.5 thousand tons of chemical warfare agents. In accordance with the document, the United States must have completed their utilization by April 2012. Yet, non-South American experts say that this will be done no earlier in 2021, the Government does not refute these findings.

In Russia to accede to the Convention, chemical tool should also be eliminated by April 2012, but the first of August in the Department of disk imaging and printing (DIP), the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the need to extend these deadlines by an impartial reasons.

"We are committed to its responsibilities under the Convention on prohibiting and winding up of chemical weapons, the priority of which is the total elimination of existing in a number of countries, including Russia, stockpiles of chemical weapons. Together with the fact no secret that the global economic crisis we are faced with difficulties impartial monetary and technical operation, which forced us to extend by 2.5-3 years deadlines set by the Convention ultimate elimination of Russian chemical weapons stores, "- said the Foreign Ministry.

Government of the Russian president's decree of May 13, entrusted to ensure the implementation of programs from no later than December 31, 2015 These data led the head of the Department of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation profile Victor canvas, representing the September 21 meeting of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, a government report on the dilemma of disposing of chemical Russian arsenals .

August 7 Russian Foreign Ministry has filed a complaint about U.S. violations of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and arms control, some of which involved chemical weapons.

According to the Russian side, the U.S. legislation in the field of non-proliferation and destruction chemical weapons allows the American side to evade the requirements of the Convention on prohibiting chemical weapons, , reports "Interfax". President of the United States have the right to refuse to carry out inspections under the Convention on the U.S. chemical facilities. In addition, samples taken during similar tests may be prohibited to be exported beyond the boundaries of areas of the country.

The U.S. government has submitted to the Technical Secretariat of the Organization for the prohibition on chemical weapons (OPCW) report on the liquidation period from 2003 to 2008. part of Iraq chemical weapons. According to the material presented in the timeline South American troops in Iraq have been found samples of chemical warfare agents (CA), and chemical munitions. All samples and some ammunition with an unknown OS are targeted for identification in the United States, where they are then disposed of. With all this timely information to the OPCW or on the discovery, nor upon the elimination of CW Yankees have been conducted. Data on decontaminate areas in the documents are missing.

So makarom of the OPCW in the documents confirming the fact of violation of the provisions of the Convention by the United States to declare and destruction of OM, the MFA noted.

According to the agency, by July 2010, the Russian side has eliminated about 50% of chemical arsenal, or more than 19.5 thousand tons of chemical agents, said the Russian Foreign Ministry.

By the beginning of the evaluated programs from experts at Russian supplies of toxic substances in 40 thousand metric tons.

It is chemical tool disposed of to the true time of such countries, it is located at the time of accession to the Convention, Albania, India and the Republic of Korea.

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