ISIS may acquire chemical weapons: India

India has expressed deep concern on the reports of the so-called ‘Islamic State’ or ISIS/ISIL acquiring chemical weapons and their delivery systems and described it as an emerging challenge.

Addressing the 90th Session of the Executive Council (EC) of Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on March 12, 2019, Permanent Representative of India, Ambassador Venu Rajamony pointed out that despite best efforts of the OPCW, there has been an increase in allegations and  of use of chemical weapons in different parts of the world.

Describing these as a matter of grave concern, Rajamony said the use of chemical weapons is in complete disregard of humanity and is reprehensible and contrary to the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention as well as accepted international legal norms.   Read More

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