Candidate of political sciences, associate professor of the Academy of Labor and Social Relations Pavel Feldman questioned the readiness of the United States to eliminate all stockpiles of chemical weapons. The political scientist said this in a conversation with Lenta.ru.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden said that the country’s administration is ready to completely complete the process of eliminating its chemical weapons by the fall of 2023. Pavel Feldman, a political scientist“In the best case, we are talking about the disposal of obsolete weapons, the list of which is determined by the international Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction,” Feldman said. The political scientist explained that Biden’s statement does not carry any sensation, since the United States should have fulfilled this obligation six years ago. “It should be noted that at the moment the United States is the only country in the world that officially recognizes the possession of chemical weapons. From a formal point of view, after its liquidation, the existence of the OPCW will lose any meaning, ”Feldman concluded. Related materials: The most terrible weapon on Earth: what is the danger of nuclear, chemical and bacteriological weapons? intelligence has created tens of thousands of deadly weapons. Why is this technology dangerous?March 25, 2022 Earlier, the United States revealed the timing of the destruction of its chemical weapons. The country’s undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, Bonnie Jenkins, said that this process will be completed in the spring. Moscow has repeatedly called on Washington to fulfill its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention.