Wednesday, December 3, 2008

ABC News: Nations Sign Cluster-Bomb Ban,US and Russia Refuse



ABC News: Nations Sign Cluster-Bomb Ban,US and Russia Refuse:
"Scores of nations began signing a treaty banning cluster bombs Wednesday in a move that supporters hope will shame the U.S., Russia and China and other non-signers into abandoning weapons blamed for maiming and killing civilians.
Norway, which began the drive to ban cluster bombs 18 months ago, was the first to sign, followed by Laos and Lebanon, both hard-hit by the weapons.
Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere said he expected about 100 of the world's 192 U.N. member nations to sign by the end of the conference on Thursday. He said 125 countries were represented, but not all would sign."

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