» Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cluster bombs

Put that the Foreign Office were saying that we should keep the two cluster bombs we had but that the Prime Minister had said that we should review that situation, the PMS replied that a discussion on cluster bombs was ongoing in Dublin at the moment and that she did not want to pre-empt the discussions regarding international consensus that we were trying to build. The briefing that had been given yesterday afternoon spoke for itself; our position was that our forces would always operate in strict accordance with international humanitarian law and this meant we would ensure that we took into account the risks of civilians. However, the international discussion was taking place in Dublin at the moment and we should allow that to conclude.

Put repeatedly that it sounded like the Foreign Office had already assessed this and felt that we should keep the two cluster bombs as they did not cause harm and asked why there was a differing point of view from Downing Street, the PMS replied that she did not think there was a difference in positions; these things were kept under constant assessment, but as there was an international conference taking place in Dublin it was an opportunity to look again.

original source.

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Search for related news

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Post a public comment

(You must give an email address, but it will not be displayed to the public.)
(You may give your website, and it will be displayed to the public.)

Comments:

This is not a way of contacting the Prime Minister. If you would like to contact the Prime Minister, go to the 10 Downing Street official site.

Privacy note: Shortly after posting, your name and comment will be displayed on the site. This means that people searching for your name on the Internet will be able to find and read your comment.

Downing Street Says...

The unofficial site which lets you comment on the UK Prime Minister's official briefings. About us...

Search


May 2008
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
« Apr   Jun »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

Supported by

mySociety.org

Disruptive Proactivity

Recent Briefings


Archives

Links

Syndicate (RSS/XML)

Credits

Enquiries

Contact Sam Smith.

This site is powered by WordPress. Theme by Jag Singh