Weapons of Mass Destruction


Samore: A Syria-North Korea Nuclear Relationship?

Gary Samore, an arms control official in the Clinton National Security Council and CFR’s director of studies, says it remains a mystery whether Syria was working with North Korea to receive nuclear technology. He adds, however, that it would make sense that Syria would be interested to develop some kind of deterrent, given that its neighbor, Israel, is said to have nuclear weapons.

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Oslo Declaration on Cluster Munitions

In this declaration, forty-six nations vowed to create an international instrument by 2008 which would prohibit the production and use of cluster munitions and establish a framework for rehabilitation, education, decontamination, and destruction of stockpiles. The Convention on Cluster Munitions was adopted in 2008 and entered into force in 2010.

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