The administration of US President Joe Biden imposes a moratorium on the production and sale of anti-personnel mines, and also pledged to destroy their stocks, Report informs referring to the website of the White House.
“Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing important policy changes to US Anti-Personnel Landmine policy. After conducting a comprehensive policy review, the United States is joining the vast majority of countries around the world in committing to limit the use of anti-personnel landmines (APL). These changes reflect the President’s belief that these weapons have disproportionate impact on civilians, including children, long after fighting has stopped, and that we need to curtail the use of APL worldwide. They also complement longstanding US leadership in the clearance of landmines and other explosive remnants of war,” reads the statement.
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