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Countries That Have Not Banned Chemical Weapons

Rachel Scott |
September 17, 2013 | 10:45 a.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Syrian Army/ Flickr
Syrian Army/ Flickr

Syria must destroy all of its chemical weapons material and equipment within the first half of 2014, according to the U.S.-Russia plan to dismantle the country.

Syria joins the ranks of nearly 190 nations in the world, but it leaves behind six countries who have yet to fully commit to the agreement: Israel, Myanmar, North Korea, Egypt, South Sudan and Angola.

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Israel and Myanmar have agreed to ban the use of the chemical weapons, but both countries have yet to ratify the agreement.

Israel refused to hand over its stash of weapons, but may soon feel pressure from Russia and United States. A Channel 10 report said Israel is now concerned the deal between the United States and Russia, which will destroy Syria’s chemical weapons, may eventually push Israel to do the same.

Incidents regarding the use of weapons of mass destruction in Myanmar have also surfaced. A series of reports claimed the country continued to be heavily involved in a chemical weapon program that started in the 1980s.

SEE ALSO: U.S. And Russia Reach Agreement On Syrian Chemical Weapons


North Korea has a large arsenal of chemical weapons, but its closest ally China might be pressuring it to limit production of its weapons. China expressed concerns over North Korea’s missile launches and nuclear testing, said Fox News. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned that North Korea’s collection of chemical weapons posed a threat to South Koreans and thousands of United States troops in the area.


Attention has also to been drawn to Egypt and its potential stash of weaponry. In the 1960s, the Egyptian government was accused of using chemical weapons in Yemen’s civil war against royalist forces. According the Wall Street Journal, a senior Egyptian official expressed the need for countries like Israel to destroy all weapons but said potential ripple effects from Syria’s decision would rely on “how the Arab governments decide to play it.”


While Angola has denied the use of chemical weapons, multiple reported incidents of chemical weapons have suggested otherwise. In 2007, Rogelio Pfirter, director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, stated that Angola “fully supports” the Chemical Weapons Convention. However despite the alleged support, Angola has not taken any steps towards to signing the treaty.


South Sudan, who recently achieved independence in 2011, allegedly used chemical weapons against civilians. Efforts proposed by the United Nation to eradicate weaponry have failed.

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wavettore (not verified) on September 17, 2013 1:29 PM

There is no doubt that these chemical attacks were carried out by the opposition rebels guided by Israeli, UK and US secret services. Like there is no doubt that Obama was pushed over and over to fight this war and finally fell into the trap of the Zionists. But this uncomfortable position could offer the perfect timing for Obama to turn the boat around and change the American foreign policy. The same hidden hand that carried out 9/11 and supplied the false evidence before the war in Iraq is now responsible for these chemical attacks to escalate the Conflict. Instead of an aimless attack in Syria, Obama should put all his efforts to first find those responsible for these chemical attacks and then go after their sponsors. Then he would find out that CIA and other secret State agencies are acting independently from the US president and under the umbrella of an Anglo Judaic group with a well defined strategy.

They will throw stones and quickly hide their hand.
They will hit one to blame the other and divide all people.
They will stir up a Conflict all over in the name of our differences.

A group of Zionists, like a hidden parallel government, with George Bush still today at the head of secret services in the US, UK and Israel, is the destabilizing force behind most terror events and with classified information at disposal and a private army is plotting what now would seem unthinkable to many.

The next World War of Religion is already a done deal behind the backs of all people which will be forced to fight for their own Countries in their obligation as citizens. This is to bring chaos and anarchy in all places and to build in the end the most sinister dictatorship, a death machine, the New World Order.

It is possible to read the various steps of the Zionist Plan like in a screenplay of a movie and recognize the many sequences that these individuals are trying to reproduce. In the next scene, it is as if someone were knocking at your door and holding one “sacred” book on one hand and one knife on the other behind his back. The people should start to recognize the names of these individuals who work behind the scenes and use the Bible as a weapon to instigate a War of Religion and to build in the end the largest of all pyramids: the New World Order.