Gli USA e le mine antiuomo

Mine Ban Advocates Denounce White House Decision to Retain Landmines and Abandon Mine Ban Treaty

February 27, 2004 - The US Campaign to Ban Landmines (USCBL) denounces most of President Bush's new US landmine policy, to be unveiled at a press briefing at the State Department today. The long-awaited new policy, determined by the Department of Defense, Department of State, the National Security Council, and President Bush, abandons altogether plans for US accession to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. President Clinton's policy was for the US to join the treaty by 2006. The new policy also confirms the possibility that US troops may deploy antipersonnel landmines in Iraq or elsewhere.

CONTACT: John Heffernan, Physicians for Human Rights
(617) 413-6407; jheffernan at

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