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The two men blamed for the Novichok poisonings in Salisbury - Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov will be given travel bans and have their assets frozen in new sanctions imposed by the EU.
It's part of new mechanism to punish chemical weapons attacks.
Chemical weapons agency agrees to ban Novichok nerve agents from @reuters
Chemical weapons agency agrees to ban Novichok nerve agents
The OPCW global chemical weapons watchdog will add Novichok, the Soviet-era nerve agent used in an attack last year in Salisbury, England, to its list...
Today during the Executive Council meeting @OPCW the Joint Proposal by Canada, the US and the NL has been adopted by consensus. This is the first step on the way to put Novichok used in the #Skripal case on the list of prohibited chemicals of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
Excellent @BBCRadio4 piece on chemical weapons from @SellaTheChemist with @DanKaszeta. Their use against civilians by Syria - which CWC was meant to stop post Iran-Iraq war - and by Russia for political assassination, are what convinced most of world to seek a stronger @OPCW