Statement to the Second Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention   [open pdf - 115KB]

This is the statement to the Second Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention by Amb. Eric M. Javits, Head of the United States Delegation. From the text: "As we begin this Review Conference, let us re-dedicate ourselves and our governments to the object and purpose of the Chemical Weapons Convention, to its full implementation, and to compliance with all of our obligations. This is an ideal opportunity for us to reaffirm the commitments our nations made in joining the Convention with the aim of completely excluding the possibility of use of chemical weapons by any state, group, or individual. We should also use this opportunity to underscore the continuing importance each of us places on compliance with the Convention, from both national and global perspectives, and our collective responsibility to follow through on compliance concerns."

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