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EU condemns US lifting of landmine ban

Landmines lie next to a destroyed military tank of pro-Russian militants after Ukrainian army attack near of Slaviansk, Ukraine, 07 July 2014.

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The European External Action Service (EEAS) issued on Tuesday a statement condemning US President Donald Trump‘s decision to re-authorise the use of anti-personnel mines outside of the Korean Peninsula.
EEAS said that the use of anti-personnel mines “negatively affects the international rules-based order, ” as those weapons are incompatible with International Humanitarian Law.
It is “completely unacceptable by the EU” Borrell said, highlighting that the majority of the mine victims are children.
Trump’s decision reverses a 2014 Barack Obama administration ban on the use of such weapons, which applied everywhere but in the defence of South Korea.

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