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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

March 2005 - United States Special Weapons News

  • U.S. Scientists Study Anthrax Spores Washington File 31 Mar 2005 -- U.S. scientists are setting out to find what activates the spores in the deadly bacterial infection anthrax, according to a March 30 press release from the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina.
  • U.S., Canada Cooperate to End Russian Nuclear Proliferation Risk Washington File 31 Mar 2005 -- A cooperative agreement to permanently shut down one of Russia's last remaining reactors that produce weapons-grade plutonium was signed by Canada and the United States March 30, according to a Department of Energy press release.
  • United States Tightens Export Controls for Chemicals, Biologics Washington File 30 Mar 2005 -- New requirements to help prevent sensitive chemical or biological items from being diverted to weapons use were adopted by the U.S. Department of Commerce March 30.
  • U.S., U.K., Russia Reaffirm Support for Biological Weapons Pact Washington File 28 Mar 2005 -- To mark the 30th anniversary on March 26 of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Russian Federation have issued a joint statement reaffirming their strong support for the pact and their determination to press "for full implementation of, and compliance with, the Convention by all its States Parties."
  • Experts Meet in Omaha to Consider Ways to Disrupt WMD Transfers Washington File 21 Mar 2005 -- The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says a "committed international partnership" is the key to success in combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
  • Preventing Nuclear Terrorism a Responsibility of Each Nation Washington File 18 Mar 2005 -- Keeping nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists begins with every nation accepting its responsibilities as a sovereign state to exercise trade and border controls or regulation of nuclear materials and facilities in line with international nonproliferation regimes, Ambassador Linton Brooks said March 16.
  • U.S.: Bush Signals New Interpretation Of Nonproliferation Treaty RFE/RL 16 Mar 2005 -- Kyrgyz Interior Ministry police broke through the window of an administration building in the Jalal-Abad region today to release a district administration official who was being held hostage by antigovernment protesters inside.
  • Bush Urges Strong Action To Confront Nuclear Proliferation Washington File 08 Mar 2005 -- President Bush called on parties to the 35-year-old Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to take "strong action" to confront noncompliance and enhance common security.
  • IRAN CRITICIZES U.S. FOR FAILING TO OBSERVE NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY RIA Novosti 07 Mar 2005 -- Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi has criticized the U.S. for failing to observe the provisions of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

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