PressTV-UK, US oppose Russian proposal to ban deadly chemicals

Britain, the United States and 18 other members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have voted down a proposal by Russia to add a broad array of deadly agents to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) arms control treaty.

The British delegation to the OPCW announced in a tweet on Monday that it was joining a 20-nation group opposed to the move, shortly before the OPCW Executive Council members reconvene for a meeting in The Hague.

The OPCW meeting rejected Russia’s proposal in a 20-9 vote while 10 nations abstained from voting.

According to Netherland’s delegation, Russia had…

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