Member states again condemned landmines, which are still being deployed by some countries despite the treaty’s prohibition.
The Biden administration has not rejected Ukraine’s request for U.S. cluster munitions to defend against Russian forces, according to CNN.
Explosive Weapons Declaration Endorsed
States-parties to the treaty banning cluster munitions reaffirmed that goal as the use of the weapon escalated during the war in Ukraine.
The decision means the United States will bar the use of the weapons, except in support of South Korea on the Korean peninsula.
Democratic members of the U.S. Congress, spurred by the use of cluster munitions and landmines in Ukraine, have called for changes in U.S. policy on such weapons.
Declaration Expected on Explosive Weapons
Countries Grapple With 2025 Landmine Goal
The review conference for the Convention on Cluster Munitions aims for progress on expanding convention membership, stockpile destruction, and clearance of contaminated lands.
U.S. to Revise Landmine Policy