Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons: The Next Step to the Global Chemical Disarmament


This paper is above all a quick piece of information on current problem which could have provoked a large war in the Middle East. And also about a unique operation to resolve it. Syrian chemical weapons used to be a serious threat to the entire Middle East, mainly in the context of the ongoing civil war. This was confirmed by repeated use of nerve agent sarin during the conflict. The destruction of Syrian chemical weapons eliminated the threat of escalation of the conflict and its extension to other countries.

Ing. Ladislav Středa, CSc., Lt.Col. (Ret.), born in 1950, after his graduation from the Military Academy Brno in 1973 he served in various technical assignments in the Czechoslovak Armed Forces above all in research and development of means of protection against mass destruction weapons. After the leaving the Army in 1996, since than he has been working up to now in the field of chemical weapons control and their prohibition, at those two following state institutions for the implementation of Chemical Weapons Convention in the Czech Republic: till the year 2000 the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, and now the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SÚJB).

Country: Czech Republic


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