U.S. is doing due diligence on Syrian chemical weapons claims

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. has learned from past history to do its due diligence with respect to claims that Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime used chemical weapons, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.
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U.S. working with partners to pressure North Korea into denuclearization

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. is working with partners in the Asia-Pacific region to pressure and encourage North Korea into meeting its obligations of denuclearization, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.
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Somalia ratifies Chemical Weapons Convention

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Somalia ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention on Wednesday.
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American Jewish Committee commends Canada for sanctions on Iran

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Canada was commended for its sanctions against Iran on Thursday by the American Jewish Committee.
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Carney: Syrian chemical weapon facts must be corroborated, reviewed and assessed

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jay Carney
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OPCW Director-General uzumcu visits U.S. to tour chemical weapon destruction facilities

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ahmet uzumcu
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Letters containing ricin sent President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Castor beans, ricin's source
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UNMAS helps keep peace by clearing mines

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Paul Heslop, the chief of programs with the U.N. Mine Action Service, said on Wednesday that peacekeeping efforts are expanded by clearing mines and explosive remnants of war.
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U.S. unequivocally interested in figuring out Syrian chemical weapon claims

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The White House unequivocally confirmed on Friday that the U.S. is interested in finding out who may or may not be responsible for the use of chemical weapons.
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Japan, U.S., South Korea hold talks on North Korea

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Japan, the U.S. and South Korea held trilateral defense ministerial talks in Singapore on Saturday to discuss regional security and North Korea's nuclear and missile program.
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Goodwin Biotechnology awarded sub-contract for anthrax vaccine

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Goodwin Biotechnology, inc., announced on Monday that is was awarded a sub-contract from Emergent BioSolutions to conduct early stage proof-of-concept feasibility for its BioThrax anthrax vaccine.
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IMVANEX receives positive opinion for marketing in EU and EEA

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bavarian Nordic announced on May 31 that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has recommended marketing authorization for IMVANEX, an immunization against smallpox.
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Kerry: Iran must join international community if it wants nuclear program

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

John Kerry
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UNODA representative says both disarmament and non-proliferation are needed for peace

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Disarmament and non-proliferation are the two wheels of the bicycle that will move us closer to a world free from nuclear weapons, a U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs representative said last week.
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OPCW deputy director-general opens regional meeting in Cyprus

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Grace Asirwatham, the deputy director-general for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, visited Nicosia on 27 and 28 May and gave an opening address to the 11th annual meeting of CWC National Authorities of State Parties in the Asia region.
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State Department submits terrorism report to Congress

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. State Department submitted the report Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 to Congress on May 30, indicating that although terrorism is a threat, terrorist groups have been decentralized and more than half of all attacks were centralized in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Kerry issues statement on opening of Arms Trade Treaty for signature

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

John Kerry
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State Department comments on complicated situation with Russia and Syria

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Russia's support of the Syrian regime and its support of a conference meant to broker peace with the Syrian opposition makes the matter a complicated situation, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.
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OPCW director-general opens international symposium

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ambassador Ahmet uzumcu, director-general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, opened the 11th International Symposium on Protection against Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents in Stockholm on Monday.
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U.N. Arms Trade Treaty opens for signature

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty opened for signature Monday at the world body's headquarters in New York City.
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