1999 Serbia Special Weapons News
- Text: Yugoslavia Urged to Accede to Chemical Weapons Pact 18 November 1999 -- Eight southeastern European states have called upon the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to accede to the Chemical Weapons Convention.
- SAFEGUARDS INSPECTION BY IAEA CONDUCTED AT VINCA INSTITUTE, OUTSIDE BELGRADE 8 June 1999 Press Release IAEA/1331 -- After an interruption in regular inspections since January, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) performed a safeguards inspection at the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences outside Belgrade, Yugoslavia, on 3 and 4 June.
- Nuclear Security: Monitoring of Serbia's Enriched Uranium to Resume New York Times 05 May 1999 -- International nuclear inspectors have decided to return to Yugoslavia to inspect the nuclear reactor at Vinca and to insure that all its highly enriched uranium is still in place after receiving a letter from the government in Belgrade on April 26 urging a resumption of inspections "as soon as possible."
- Yugoslavia Has Long-Standing Poison Gas Program Karel Knip Rotterdam NRC Handelsblad 24 Apr 99 pp 1, 5 -- Since 1993 it has been known that the old Yugoslavia had a very extensive chemical weapons program. Its extent was revealed quite unexpectedly in December 1993 by Croatian Professor Zlatko Binenfeld during a symposium in Warsaw on implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
- What about Yugoslavia's Nuclear Explosive Material? by David Albright, President Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) ISIS Policy Paper April 21, 1999 -- Should we worry about 60 kilograms of 80 percent highly enriched uranium at the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Science outside Belgrade being turned into nuclear weapons by a desperate Yugoslav government? There is enough material to make two nuclear weapons of the implosion-type design, or one of the simpler-to-make gun-type design. IAEA inspections could help deter Yugoslavia from diverting the highly enriched uranium and encourage it to protect the material better.
- IAEA Official Doubts FRY Capable of Building Nuclear Bomb Budapest MTI 1730 GMT 19 April 1999 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) does not find it conceivable that Yugoslavia has begun to make a nuclear bomb.
- Nuclear Specter: Experts Fear War Accident Could Spread Lab Uranium New York Times 19 April 1999
- Serbia's Chemical Weapons Stock Detailed
by Igor Alborghetti Zagreb Globus 16 Apr 99 pp 18-19 -- The chemical weapons factory in Lucani was built by the JNA [Yugoslav Peoples Army] at the time when the SFRY was intensively developing chemical weapons production. The whole project was a carefully hidden secret, so there are no photographs of that factory.
- Serbs at the Ready for a Chem Attack New York Daily News Friday, April 16, 1999 -- The Federation of American Scientists, a Washington-based think tank on defense matters, said Kosovo rebels in southwestern Kosovo reported they were attacked with grenades containing BZ, a hallucinogenic gas.
- Poison Gas: U.S. Officials Suspect Deadly Chemical Weapons in Yugoslav Army Arsenal The New York Times 16 April 1999
- Yugoslavia could use nuke-laced arms
The Washington Times 16 April 1999 -- Nuclear material for a radiological weapon is being stored at the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, located about six miles southeast of the Yugoslav capital of Belgrade.
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