Reversing Trump, US reimposes near total ban on landmine use

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Washington (AFP) – The United States said Tuesday it will return to a ban on landmines other than on the Korean peninsula, reversing course from former president Donald Trump as it drew a contrast with Russia’s use of the explosives in Ukraine. President Joe Biden’s administration said it would stop the use and production of anti-personnel landmines, which kill thousands of civilians a year. It said it will destroy the US stockpile of three million mines except when judged to be needed in Korea. “The administration’s actions today are in sharp contrast to Russia’s actions in Ukraine,” senior S…

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