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Vietnam chairs UNSC meeting on chemical weapons in Syria

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy to support non-proliferation and disarmament of all weapons of mass destruction during a UN Security Council meeting on April 6.

Vietnam condemns use of chemical weapons: ambassador

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the United Nations, on April 15 reiterated Vietnam’s viewpoints on condemning all use of chemical weapons.

Ridding chemical weapons of Syria to meet June deadline

Citing complexity, security and weather, the head of the joint UN-Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons mission charged with ridding the munitions from Syria said Wednesday though the operation has been delayed,

Syrian chemical weapons disposal plan to be released next week: UN

 The plan for the destruction of all Syrian chemical stockpiles outside the country will be released on Dec. 17, a UN spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Final report on Syria's chemical weapons expected in early December: UN

 A UN fact-finding group is expected to present its final report on Syria's chemical weapons in early December as a number of samples from Syria are still being studied in designated laboratories, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said here Thursday.

UN Security Council okays plan to rid Syria of chemical weapons

 The UN Security Council on Thursday approved a plan proposed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon to eliminate Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons.

Syria arms inspectors face unprecedented danger: UN

 Methods used in the destruction of chemical weapons. Experts began overseeing the destruction of Syria's weapons on Sunday

Iranian president pledges to never develop nuclear weapons: U.S. media

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told a major U.S. network on Wednesday that his administration will never develop nuclear weapons and that he has full authority to make a deal with Western powers on his country's atomic program.

Ban says Syria's chemical weapons can be dismantled without full ceasefire

 Syria's chemical weapons arsenal can be dismantled as quickly as possible, even without a full ceasefire, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.

U.S. marks 12th anniversary of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

Amid moments of silence and a reading of victims' names, Americans paused in solemn ceremonies Wednesday to cherish the memory of the nearly 3, 000 innocent people who died when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center,

US military action would undermine UN: Putin

 Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that any US military strike on Syria that circumvents the United Nations would undermine the global body and risk unleashing a wave of terror.

France seeks tough UN resolution on Syria chemical arms

 France, Britain and the United States on Tuesday pressed for a UN Security Council resolution to force Syria to destroy its chemical weapons in the face of tough Russian resistance.

Chemical weapons taboo since WWI horror deaths

The taboo surrounding chemical weapons, which the Syrian regime stands accused of using on its people, began with the horrors of the First World War and intensified with subsequent conflicts.

U.N. mission to probe latest chemical weapon incident in Syria Monday

 The U.N. chemical investigation team in Syria will start on-site fact-finding activities Monday in the Ghouta area on the latest incident of the alleged use of chemical weapons,

Chemical weapons in Syria a 'crime against humanity'

 The use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a "crime against humanity," UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday, warning of "serious consequences" if their use was proven.

Russia gives UN forensic proof rebels used chemical weapons in Syria

A day after Syria invited United Nations chemical weapons investigators to talks in Damascus, Russia said on Tuesday it had forensic proof that rebels have used a "lethal" sarin compound and handed its evidence to the UN team for inquiry.

Vietnam is just a victim of chemical weapons

 VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has always rejected chemical weapons – the weapons of mass destruction that are condemned by mankind.