Antipersonnel mines will no longer be used by United States
The United States have announced that it will not produce or acquire more antipersonnel mines, even to replace their current reserves as explosive devices expire.
During a conference held in Maputo, capital of Mozambique, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council has stated that the U.S. delegation seeks “diligently, solutions that meet the Ottawa Convention” about these mines.
The conference is the third in Maputo for the revision of the Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines, on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of antipersonnel mines and on their Destruction.
Washington said in 2009 that it was reconsidering its position on the issue of landmines, but did not sign the Ottawa Convention that bans the use, as nor have made Russia or China.