Weapon of Mass Destruction

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Weapon of Mass Destruction

Any weapon designed to kill human beings in exceptionally large numbers. Examples include biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. International agreements limit the spread of these weapons and they are rarely used in practice. However, they remain a significant political risk in some parts of the world.
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So, after Saddam's son-in-law Hussein Kamel, head of his unconventional weapons programs, defected to Jordan in 1995, Saddam ordered intensified efforts to hide or destroy blueprints, "dual use" technology and any remaining germs or chemicals.
Also, member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Ahmad Shohani condemned the Zionist regime's war crimes against the Gaza people, and said Israel is committing genocide in Gaza and has violated the international conventions by using unconventional weapons.
He repeats Israel's pledge to stay out of a war unless it is attacked by unconventional weapons.
As long as a dictator in the North continues to field far more conventional forces than any conceivable sense of self-defense would warrant, and develops missiles and unconventional weapons, we and our allies in the region will remain vigilant,'' he said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian condemned Israel for continuing its savage attacks against the defenseless Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and said that Tel Aviv has used unconventional weapons against the Gaza people.
Khalid al-Qaddumi says the world is keeping silent while Tel Aviv is not only targeting hospitals, but also using unconventional weapons against Palestinians.
It will be wrong to assume that the only application of Iran's defensive missiles that have not and will not be the subject of any negotiations is carrying unconventional weapons," Zarif said in a joint press conference with his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz in Tehran on Sunday and in response to a question by an Austrian reporter who asked if Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program then why it produces ballistic missiles which have Europe within their range.
The situation on the ground and what has happened over the past 21 months indicate that the possibility of using chemical and unconventional weapons by the rebels in Syria is much higher than the Syrian government," Zahedi said.
India and Pakistan have occasionally tested conventional and unconventional weapons over the past years.
Firouzabadi said the country has never pursued and will never pursue possession of unconventional weapons including the nuclear weapons.
Major General Firouzabadi pointed to Iran's defense strategy, and said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has never had and will never pursue the unconventional weapons use strategy, including use of the nuclear weapons.
He said India time and again uses its conventional and unconventional weapons to establish its hegemony in the region.