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Traces of chemical weapons agent found in shrimp in Sweden

Traces of a chemical warfare agent were found in shrimp caught near the Swedish island of Maseskar, where 28 ships with chemical and other weapons were sunk by the allies after World War II, the Swedish National Water Agency said. “We’re talking about a very low concentration [of chemicals], which isn’t considered dangerous for consumers, but these are substances that ...

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Another ‘fake chemical attack’ would trigger major crisis in Syria, UK ex-envoy to Damascus tells RT

There is a real risk that the West could use another alleged chemical attack to justify actions in Syria which could spark a dangerous crisis, former UK ambassador to Syria Peter Ford told RT. Speaking on RT’s political show CrossTalk with Peter Lavelle, Ford warned that Syria watchers were too focused on a potential crisis in the Golan Heights (Syrian ...

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White Helmets are helping Syrian militants prepare ‘false flag’ chemical attack – Idlib residents

The notorious White Helmets have brought chemicals, protective gear and cameras to militant-controlled Idlib in Syria, in an apparent preparation of yet another false-flag attack, locals told the Russian Reconciliation Center. A convoy of six vehicles, bearing the emblems of the White Helmets, reportedly arrived in the capital of Idlib province over the weekend, the head of the Russian Reconciliation ...

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OPCW granted right to assign guilt for chemical attacks after divisive UK proposal

The UK’s proposal to give the global chemical watchdog the right to assign blame has been passed despite deep divisions. Russia warns the move puts the future of the organization, and thus global security, at risk. The British envoy to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Peter Wilson, celebrated the outcome of the 82-24 vote on Twitter. ...

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20 injured following explosion at Texas chemical plant (VIDEO)

One person is missing and 20 people have been injured following an explosion at a chemical plant near Houston, Texas. The blast, which was followed by a roaring fire, took place at the Kuraray America Eval factory in Pasadena before 11am on Saturday morning. Firefighters rushed to the scene and quickly tackled the blaze, but 20 workers suffered burns. Two ...

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France may strike Syria again if Assad uses chemical weapons – French defense minister

Paris will consider bombing Syria once more should President Bashar Assad “repeat” his use of chemical warfare. It comes despite mounting concern from locals and international journalists that the Douma ‘attack’ never took place. “The aim of the [April 14] attack on Syria was to prevent Bashar Assad from repeating such strikes. If this happens, we can consider the possibility ...

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OPCW completes ‘initial’ chemical probe in Syria’s Douma, sends samples for analysis

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has completed the “initial deployment” of its fact-finding mission at the site of the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma. “Samples were brought to the OPCW Laboratory where they will be split and then dispatched to the OPCW designated laboratories. The analysis of the samples may take at ...

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Salisbury attack chemical can be produced by any state, even the US, OPCW chief tells prank callers

A nerve agent used in the attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter can be produced by any country, including the US, Ahmet Uzumcu, OPCW head, told Russian pranksters, who called him posing as the Polish PM. Uzumcu became a fresh target of the famous duo of Vovan and Lexus (Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov), who previously ...

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RT talks Douma ‘chemical attack’ & allegations it was a set-up or never happened at all (VIDEO)

RT’s Murad Gazdiev highlights a number of eyewitness accounts from Douma, Syria that people directly involved in the notorious “chemical attack” video actually had no idea about the alleged use of chemicals there. Amid growing suspicions that the “chemical attack” in Douma was actually staged, Gazdiev looked into some of the remarkable statements made by local residents and Western journalists ...

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OPCW confirms visit to site of alleged chemical attack in Syria

The OPCW confirmed that a team visited the site in Douma where an alleged chemical attack took place. The Russian Foreign Ministry has voiced concerns about the watchdog’s plans to visit fewer sites and speak to fewer witnesses. On Saturday the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed on Twitter that its fact-finding mission team “visited one of ...

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