Britain Joins a Draft Treaty on Cluster Munitions

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Britain Joins a Draft Treaty on Cluster Munitions The New York Times reports: The draft of a treaty to ban cluster munitions was adopted by a group of 111 nations on Wednesday in Dublin after Britain dropped its longstanding opposition to any limitations on the weapons. The pact would ban the use, production and sale of cluster munitions. “We have a strong treaty,” said Simon Conway, a former British soldier who is a co-chairman of the Anti-Cluster Campaign, a coalition of more than 200 groups that have worked for a cluster munitions ban. “The treaty will stigmatize the use of cluster munitions, and those countries that have not signed up will not be able to use them.”

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