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NAM, China urge global disarmament of chemical weapons | PressTV

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and China have underlined the necessity of the complete destruction of chemical weapons across the world.

The call came in a joint NAM-China statement issued during the 69th meeting of the executive council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Describing the existence of weapons of mass-destruction as a major threat to international peace and security, the statement said the only way to achieve complete global disarmament was the unbiased implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

The statement also expressed grave concern over the failure of certain countries possessing chemical weapons, in particular the US and Russia, to meet the set deadline of April 29, 2012 to destroy their arsenals and said it undermined the credibility of the Convention.

via PressTV – NAM, China urge global disarmament of chemical weapons.

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