Burma’s parliament has agreed to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) after a message from President Thein Sein on the matter, according to state media. The convention has 190 state parties, representing over 98 percent of the world’s population. Two countries have signed but not yet ratified the treaty — Burma and Israel —while four …
Burma is moving in the right direction, but until it fulfills all its international commitments on WMDs, doubts will remain.
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Burma finally signs the international convention, though it has been accused of using and manufacturing chemical weapons in recent years.
Burma has yet to ratify a new Additional Protocol to its Nuclear Safeguards Agreement. Until it does, IAEA inspections are on hold.
The trial of five Unity Weekly employees continued on Monday in Pakokku, Magwe Division. The defendants are now preparing additional witnesses and expect a verdict within one month.