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The Mine Ban Treaty comprehensively bans antipersonnel
landmines, and requires destruction of stockpiles, clearance of mined areas, and assistance to victims of the weapons.
But last Friday the Obama administration announced that the United States won't produce antipersonnel
land mines or acquire new ones to replace expiring mines in a U.S.
Yemen was among the first countries to sign the 1997 global treaty banning the using of antipersonnel
Syed Salahuddin, the chief of the United Jehad Council (UJC), an amalgam of various indigenous Kashmiri militant outfits, had acknowledged the use of antipersonnel
mines was equivalent to blind terror and pledged not to use them in the future.
The German 88 (3.46") was a variable purpose weapon--antiaircraft, antitank and even antipersonnel
. It was quite good in all those roles and capable of 3,700 fps with a 16.1-pound projectile, and 3,300 fps with a 22.9 pounder.
Five case studies of middle power leadership on human security initiatives are examined: the establishment of the Multinational Standby High Readiness Brigade for United Nations Operations, the Ottawa Process to ban antipersonnel
landmines, the International Criminal Court, the campaign to regulate the legal trade in small arms and light weapons, and the formation of the "responsibility to protect" doctrine." The author's analysis of the case studies addresses the dynamics of middle power initiatives and great power resistance as well as middle power choices of diplomatic strategy.
Le Yemen a ete interpelle hier lundi a l'ONU Geneve sur des accusations d'utilisation de mines antipersonnel
, alors qu'il est signataire de la Convention internationale interdisant totalement ce type de mines.
"It is a remote possibility that some small antipersonnel
mines could have floated down but it is by no means sure that they did and it is highly improbable that larger anti tank mines did," the spokesman said.
It also urged the United States and other countries that have not yet banned antipersonnel
landmines should join the treaty to eradicate these weapons.
The weapons included two rockets, five Kalashnikovs, one machinegun, 30 mortar shells, 38 warheads, 50 antipersonnel
mines and some explosives, he said.
They said it was an "antipersonnel
device" designed to "kill people in the area".