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Iraq congratulated on Complete Destruction of Chemical Weapons

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, has congratulated the Government of Iraq on the completion of the destruction of the country’s chemical weapons remnants, during today’s visit of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Iraq, H.E. Dr Abdulrazzaq Al Jaleel Essa. “I welcome […]

Fleeing IS Forces Fired Toxic Chemicals

Forces of the Islamic State (also known as IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) have launched at least three chemical attacks on the Iraqi town of Qayyarah, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). The use of toxic chemicals as a means of warfare is a serious threat to civilians and combatants in and around the embattled city […]

ISIS Chemical Attack Confirmed

By Simon Kent. The German Federal Intelligence Service, or BND (Bundesnachrichtendienst) has confirmed from laboratory tests that ISIS has used chemical weapons against Kurdish forces in Northern Iraq. The German paper Bild reported that the conclusion was made after taking blood samples from injured Kurdish fighters, reporting that the gas used was sulpher mustard, more commonly known […]

IS Again Deploys Chemical Weapons

By Patrick Schmidt. Kurdish security officials report that the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) has once again used chemical weapons against its forces. The IS used chlorine gas twice against the Peshmerga outside of the city of Tikrit. The militants have used the gas before against the Peshmerga. The last reported gas attacks by the […]

Rebels "Seize Nuclear Materials"

By John Lee. Iraq's envoy to the UN has warned that Sunni militants have seized nearly 40kg of uranium compounds from a university in Mosul. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim (pictured) appealed for international help in the matter, while according to a BBC report, US officials played down the threat, saying the materials were not believed to […]

US, Iraq Agree on Chemical Weapons

The United States of America and the Republic of Iraq signed a Framework for a Strategic Bilateral Cooperation Program for Addressing Chemical Weapons Risks in Baghdad recently. This program formalizes the cooperative efforts of our two nations in identifying and mitigating the threat of chemical weapons by developing a national response plan and building Iraq's […]

Video: One-on-one with Foreign Minister

From CNN. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. CNN's Isha Sesay talks with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari about chemical weapons and Syria:

Al Qaeda 2013: Community Outreach and Chemical Weapons

By Waheed Ghanim. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As levels of violence rise in Iraq again and the conflict takes on a sectarian appearance, locals are saying that extremist group, Al Qaeda, are taking […]

Video: Iraq Foils Chemical Weapons Plot

Iraq's Defence Ministry has announced it busted an alleged al-Qaeda cell that had been attempting to produce chemical weapons. Reporters in Baghdad were shown four of the alleged suspects, who were hooded.

Iraq Participates in Chemical Weapons Conference

The 3rd Chemical Weapons Convention Review Conference was opened on Monday 8\4\2013 in Hague in the presence of Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, Ahmed Auzmjo, Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Frans Timmermans, the Dutch Foreign Minister, in addition to a number of ministers and dignitaries of the member […]