ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Rubbar- Over-Ambitious Targets

once again found a way to balance its policy towards Iran and Iraq (and satisfy Israel) and the Soviet Union has endorsed the UN resolution, at the same time seeing to it that it stops short of imposing any penalties. It is also significant that the UN failed to utilise the opportunity to call for compliance with the provisions of the 1972 Biological Convention which not only prohibited biological warfare but by its Article IX bound the signatories to initiate negotiations to ban chemical weapons. Even after 12 years this remains to bo done. The UN chose to let the latest opportunity pass after making perfunctory gestures of protest.

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