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UN urges S. Sudan to ratify Chemical Weapons treaty "without delay"

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November 27, 2012 (NEW YORK) - The United Nations has urged South Sudan, one of the eight countries not party to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), to ensure it ratifies the treaty “without delay”.

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Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General and Ahmet Üzümcü, the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) made the call Tuesday, in a joint communication to heads of states.

The CWC is an arms control agreement, which outlaws the production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons. The agreement is administered by the OPCW, an independent organization based in The Hague, Netherlands.

Both leaders, in letters, addressed to representatives of the eight countries, reportedly underscore the importance of achieving the universality of the Convention as a condition necessary to attain a world free from chemical weapons.

“The continuing growth in the membership of the (OPCW)… is evidence that the prohibition against the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons constitutes a universal norm,” the letter reads in part.

In addition, however, the letter reportedly calls upon the respective governments to undertake a commitment to the legally binding prohibition against chemical weapons in order to consolidate these norms and to ensure that such weapons are never re-used.

So far, 188 states out of the 196 recognized by the UN have reportedly ratified the convention, representing more than 98% of the world’s population and chemical industry.

However, of the eight states that are not party to the treaty, two have reportedly signed, but not ratified the treaty. These are Burma and Israel, while those that have not signed the treaty, include Angola, North Korea, Egypt, Somalia, South Sudan and Syria.

In October this year, a high-level meeting in New York to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the entry into force of the convention, stressed the importance of achieving universality of the agreement.

The UN Secretary General, while speaking on the occasion, highlighted the importance of universality of the CWC, saying the use of chemical weapons by any country would be “an outrageous crime with dire consequences.”

Meanwhile, in early 2010, the total world declared stockpile of chemical weapons was reportedly about 30,308 tons, and that a total of 71,315 tons of agents, 8.67 million munitions and containers, and 70 production facilities were declared to OPCW before destruction activities began.

The UN has, however, expressed concerns that while several countries not party to the treaty are suspected of having chemical weapons, especially Syria and North Korea, member states like Sudan and China have reportedly failed to disclose their stockpiles.

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  • 28 November 2012 07:58, by Tutbol

    Do some countries really bother to obey these myriads of well intentioned treaties, just wondering?

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  • 28 November 2012 08:04, by wang

    I thought UN should be happy if South Sudan is going to obtain chemical weapons in a future, because we are living with a snake in our houses. Mr. Ban is a crazy old man and let him go to hells

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  • 28 November 2012 08:47, by Madiak

    See the so called Ban Ki-Moon this guy is not qualify 4 this high position the position need more qualify person than him the person who can think and make analysis before expressing or condemning any state’ and fair to the whole world’ who can not take bribe from any country. Ban Ki-Moon use to take bribes from Khartoum which made him a dumb person to see Khartoum’s aggressions against Juba

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    • 28 November 2012 09:14, by Thorbanat

      South Sudan should never hurry and force to sign this treaty. We are still one year old and we should be the last country to sign. Ratifying treaties like ICC, anti personnel mines ect will backfire on our national security. Sudan have use chemical weapons on us even recently during Heglic crisis.

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  • 28 November 2012 09:06, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    Ban Ki-Moon is just being naive 2 think z South Sudanese have stockpiled chemical weapons. Noteven amoured vehicles r available, noteven airdefence systems in place, noteven field attillery is in place. Since last year, Sudan has been bombing n killing innocent S. Sudanese civilians n Ban just stupidly shut up. Ban may have bad feelings of S.Sudanese people n their land. What evidence does he have

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  • 28 November 2012 09:38, by Gabriel KK

    We must have chemical weapons whether UN like it or not. if any leader in South Sudan sign that treaty then that will be the end of his/her leadership. Mr. Ban kimoon must shut up his big mouth on our affairs because we are independence nation, our safety is our first priority.

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  • 28 November 2012 09:41, by Letigolight

    We lost more than 700 soldiers as the SPLA advanced close to Damazin, that was due to chemical weapons use Ban Ki Moon says is "outragious crime with dire consiquences", let Ki Moon demonstrate what this body has done to punish the then Sudan government! Isreal and South Sudan deserve chemical weapons for defence against terrorism!

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  • 28 November 2012 10:01, by 4Justice

    Most people have no idea that the United Nations was originally created with Satanic spiritual values in mind! Alice A. Bailey admits that her books are "channeled" by Master D. K., one of the more powerful demons in the Hierarchy.

    NOTE: The "Hierarchy" referred to here is that supernatural group of "Ascended Masters" led by Sanat Kumura (Satan).

    Alice writes:

    "The Atomic bomb does not belong to the three nations who perfected it and who own its secrets at present — the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. It belongs to the United Nations for use ... or threatened use when aggressive action on the part of any nation rears its ugly head." [The Externalisation of the Hierarchy p. 548]

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    • 28 November 2012 11:51, by 4Justice

      Praising the Fallen Angels and Re-defining “666”

      Bailey denied any opposition between God and the Devil, Christ and Anti-Christ: “Christ and anti-Christ are the dualities of spirituality and materialism, both in the individual and in humanity as a whole. Or you can speak of God and the Devil with the same basic implications.”[10] Bailey describes Lucifer as the ruler of humanity, “Son of the Morning, The Prodigal Son.”[11]

      Bailey re-interpreted the number 666 as the number of a “Heavenly Man;”[15]she also saw it as the number of “materialism, the number of the dominance of the three worlds prior to the process of reorientation and the expression of developed idealism and purpose. The third aspect expresses itself through pure materialism, and hence the three sixes.”[16]She thus obscured a symbol which the Bible describes as “the number of the beast” (Rev. 13:18).

      [10]Alice A. Bailey, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, 1957, Lucis Publishing Company, p. 137.
      [11]Ibid., p. 107.
      [15]Alice A. Bailey, A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Lucis Publishing Company, 1925, p. 306
      [16]Alice A. Bailey, The Rays and the Initiations: Volume V, A Treatise on the Seven Rays, 1960, Lucis Publishing Company, pp.
      79-80.

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  • 29 November 2012 01:01, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    South Sudan no capacity to manufacture anything even simple bullets. Where does this OWCP come with their threatening plan? They wanted allure south into trapped them to sign evile treaty deed. No shall sign treaty or ratification anything with them. South did not reach that standard to do anything with chemical weapons project.

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  • 29 November 2012 02:45, by Wen Junuub

    This dude is sick in the head because Sudanese Government is the one bombed South Sudan Territories & also using chemical weapons to kill innocent people. Yet Ban Ki-Moon never ever response to the incident. I don’t know what the hell is he talking about. We (S. Sudan) never had any chemical weapons & we are being target in our land. Which stupid leader in S.Sudan would listen to this ugly man.

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    • 29 November 2012 03:13, by 4Justice

      He is under the influence of satan

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  • 29 November 2012 05:58, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Decoding the triple “666” is United Nation Armies.
    United has six letters, Nation has six letters and Armies is six letters too. This Organization is running secrete Agenda to small country and Against African countries. And it black people in generally. Arab settlers and white settlers in Africa used virtual cruelty. SPLA must Allied with any evile to defeat Arab evil in sudan by any mean.

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