Sunday, September 17, 2006

China/Boiologica weapon

Thu Sep 14, 4:14 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States fears China may be violating international bans on chemical and biological weapons and is not doing enough to curb the spread of missile technology to states like
North Koreaand
Iran, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

In testimony to the congressionally created U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a senior official said the Bush administration believed China was violating the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention by keeping a secret supply of biological weapons.

"We also continue to believe that China maintains some elements of an offensive BW capability in violation of its commitments," said Paula DeSutter, an assistant secretary of state responsible for verifying compliance with arms control commitments.

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