ONU approves proposal of Ecuador and Peru to control use of weapons in civilians

The Human Rights Council of the ONU approved a resolution submitted by Peru and Ecuador, for the States to adopt rules on the acquisition, possession and use of weapons by civilians. With this, it is sought to avoid its misuse and damage to third parties. The initiative was...

Syria is free of chemical weapons

The Syrian chemical arsenal has finally left the country altogether. The last shipment of 100 tonnes of toxic chemicals (out of the 1,300 tonnes) held by the regime of Bashar al-Assad, has sailed from the Syrian port of Latakia on board of the Danish ship Ark Futura. Now the...

Over 45% of chemical weapons have been confiscated in Syria

According to recent data from the joint mission formed for that purpose of the United Nations (UN) and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), over 45% of Syria’s chemical arsenal has already left the country to be destroyed. More than 29% are...
International Atomic Energy Agency

Iran negotiates to expand nuclear inspections

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) would reach this week to an agreement with Iran in order to expand the country’s inspections of its nuclear facilities. “We anticipate that the text will be finalized on Monday and that the two sides will sign an...
Thousands have left Siria because of violence

Syria destroyed chemical weapons

Yesterday the destruction of the equipment necessary for the production of chemical weapons and poison gas munitions in Syria was completed, by the hands of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), one day before the deadline set by the entity to leave...
Chemical weapons in Syria

The destruction of chemical weapons in Syria began

The operations to destroy and inactivate chemical weapons in Syria began yesterday following the agreement between the U.S. and Russia aimed to prevent an attack in Damascus after the deaths caused by alleged toxic weapons. The UN runs the job along with the Organization for the...
Sergei Lavrov

Russia will not support sanctions on Syria

The resolution of the Security Council of the United Nations Organization for the chemical disarmament of Syria, which was adopted last Friday, could lead to sanctions if the disarmament plan is not respected, which could be blocked by Russia. The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei...

Sarin gas was used in Syria

UN inspectors said there is “clear and convincing evidence” of the use of chemical weapons on a large scale in the attack that took place in Damascus last month, which killed hundreds of people. “The conclusion is that chemical weapons have been used in the...