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Argument: US strong-arms nations by saying cluster bomb ban undermines alliances

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"U.S. Cluster Munitions Policy". Briefing by Stephen D. Mull, Acting Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs. 21 May 2008 - QUESTION: You said that you respect the choice of every participant in the Oslo process.

AMBASSADOR MULL: Mm-hmm, mm-hmm.

QUESTION: But you also said that if they accept -- if they adopt the measures -- the measure that are scheduled right now, it would impinge on your ability to operate or cooperate with some of your allies, especially, you mention, your peacekeeping operations. It's - it seems to me a threat. You are not concerned to be - you maybe consider that threatening the allies, not to accept this?

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