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Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related Issues
U.K. May Check Subway Passengers for WMD
The British government is interested in learning about novel technological methods for quickly scanning significant quantities of train and subway passengers and their belongings for the presence of unconventional materials that could be used in terrorist attacks, the London Guardian reported on Sunday.
The British Home Office is seeking information on experimental systems that can be used to uncover the presence of weaponized pathogens, chemical warfare agents, bomb ingredients, firearms, and blades that could be illicitly secreted aboard subways and railcars.
The government branch anticipates opening its technology search in September with findings to come in March.
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Oct. 20, 2014
This report is part of a collection examining 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 Central America, South America and the Caribbean 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”
May 8, 2014
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.
This article provides an overview of the United Kingdom’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.