Chemical terrorism now a reality, extremists getting real warfare agents
“Chemical terrorism is now a reality, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes, as extremists from Islamic State and other terrorist groups now possess the technical capabilities to produce ‘proper chemical war agents.’
The threat of weapons of mass destruction falling into the hands of non-government groups is widely recognized, the Russian Foreign Minister said.
The issue emerged in light of evidence that militants from Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) and other terrorist groups not only repeatedly used ‘toxic industrial chemicals,’ but also ‘proper chemical warfare agents,’ Lavrov said. He added there is a growing threat of similar crimes being committed in Libya and Yemen.”