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Russia Says Chemical Arms Destruction Effort to End in Late 2015 | Global Security Newswire

A top Russian lawmaker on Thursday announced the government had pushed back to the end of 2015 the date for completion of chemical weapons disarmament operations, RIA Novosti reported see GSN, May 31.

Russian State Duma international affairs committee head Konstantin Kosachyov said Moscow set Dec. 31, 2015, as the date of elimination for the nation’s entire arsenal of chemical warfare agents, which originally weighed in at roughly 40,000 metric tons.

The Chemical Weapons Convention requires that Russia destroy its chemical arsenal by April 2012. Moscow late last year formally declared that operations would be completed at an unidentified point in 2015.

Read more here: NTI: Global Security Newswire – Russia Says Chemical Arms Destruction Effort to End in Late 2015.

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