US Chemical Weapons: America has become a chemical weapons free country. President Joe Biden announced that the US Army’s Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky has exhausted its decades-old stock of chemical weapons. America had stored these weapons for 70 years. The US Army has to spend three lakh crore rupees in destroying the weapons. India has also destroyed its chemical weapons.
In fact, a global effort was launched in 1997 to rid the world of chemical weapons. Russia destroyed all its chemical weapons in 2017.
Foreign Minister said big step
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted that the United States has successfully destroyed our chemical weapons stockpile. One big step.
US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken tweets, “The United States has successfully completed destruction of our chemical weapons stockpile, marking a major step forward under the Chemical Weapons Convention.”– Advertisement –
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Such destroyed chemical weapons
America first wanted to throw its chemical weapons into the sea, but after people protested, it withdrew its decision. Now the help of robotic machine was taken to destroy chemical weapons. These weapons were opened in the shells, dried and washed and burned at 1500 degrees Fahrenheit.
OPCW said – the world has to be cautious now
Fernando Arias, head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), said the destruction of all declared chemical weapons stockpiles was an important milestone.
The OPCW, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, warned that the recent use of chemical weapons means the world still needs to be vigilant.
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