Weapons of Mass Destruction
Chemical and Biological Warfare, use of harmful or deadly chemical or biological agents as weapons of war. These agents can kill many people and are considered weapons of mass destruction. Chemical weapons are made up of poisonous chemical compounds, whereas biological weapons are living microorganisms. Toxin weapons contain poisonous chemical products of living organisms and are sometimes classified separately. Chemical and biological weapons can cause injury in several ways. Most cause
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UN) mandate that all its chemical and biological arms be accounted for and destroyed. UN inspectors were to have access to any location in the country, but Iraq's government repeatedly hindered weapons inspections for several years. Compliance is often a major challenge to the success of weapons treaties. If inspectors are denied unrestricted access, then hope that verification can be implemented elsewhere may decline, and other nations may continue their chemical and biological warfare programs.