US to Eliminate Last Declared Chemical Weapons Stockpile in Coming Weeks


The CWC went into effect in 1997 and prohibits the use, development, production, stockpiling and transfer of chemical weapons and agents to other countries. So far, 197 states have become parties to the convention.

In 2022, the US announced it was on track to destroy its chemical weapons stockpiles by September 30, 2023.

Russia eliminated its stockpiles of chemical weapons by September 27, 2017.

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