U.S. Commitment to the Complete Destruction of U.S. Chemical Weapons

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
October 3, 2011
Containers of Chemical Weapons in Utah

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a statement on U.S. commitment to the complete destruction of U.S. chemical weapons on October 3, 2011. Secretary Clinton said:

"At the end of the Cold War, the United States joined together with other nations in the Chemical Weapons Convention to state in unequivocal terms that we will end our chemical weapons programs and destroy existing stockpiles, precursor chemicals, production facilities and weapons delivery systems. The United States is committed to the complete elimination of chemical weapons stockpiles in the United States and around the world. To date, we have already destroyed 89 percent of our original chemical weapons stockpile. We reaffirm our commitment to finish the job as quickly as possible in accordance with national and treaty requirements that ensure the safety of people and the protection of the environment.

"As of today, 188 countries have joined the international community and renounced chemical weapons. Under international verification, stockpiles and production facilities are steadily being eliminated. The United States will continue to cooperate closely with the other member states of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and work toward complete elimination in the United States and around the world. The international community must continue to speak with one voice and remain vigilant, so these weapons pose no threat to people here or anywhere."

You can read a transcript of Secretary Clinton's statement here.

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Desta P.
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Jamaica
October 7, 2011

Desta P. in Jamaica writes:

We need to concentrate on what caused us to be in existence ; humanity , life and our life giver, we will require the intervention of applied and remote sensing to speedily deactivate the waiting catastrophe ;not just for U.S world wide we need to stop being destructive of ourselves. we the people of the world need to work with being much more friendly to the earth.

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