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Peres: Israel to Weigh Chemical-Weapon Ban
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Monday said his government would "seriously" weigh joining an international chemical-arms ban following Syria's accession to the regime earlier this month, Reuters reported.
Despite holding little formal policy-making authority, Peres holds considerable sway and held a key role in the inception of Israel's undeclared nuclear-weapons program, the news agency said.
Russia on Monday said it would seize on Syria's recent chemical-arms steps by attempting to revive efforts to convene international talks on establishing the Middle East as an area free of weapons of mass destruction, Reuters reported separately.
May 23, 2014
The UNSCR 1540 Resource Collection examines implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, which requires all states to implement measures aimed at preventing non-state actors from acquiring NBC weapons, related materials, and their means of delivery. It details implementation efforts in all of the regions and countries of the world to-date.
Remarks at side event to the PrepCom for the 2015 NPT Review Conference: “Change in Action: Overcoming Barriers to Non-Proliferation in the Middle East”
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NTI Vice Chairman Des Browne addressed challenges to nonproliferation in the Middle East in a speech to members of The Middle East Next Generation of Arms Control Specialists network at a side event to the NPT PrepCom in New York.
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