Conventional Weapon

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A weapon that is in relatively wide use and doesn’t include weapons of mass destruction, such as nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons
Examples Small arms and light weapons, sea and land mines, non-nuclear bombs, shells, rockets, missiles and cluster munitions; acceptable use of all types of conventional weapons in war time is governed by the Geneva Conventions
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To the best of our knowledge, Syria has not successfully weaponized biological agents in an effective delivery system, but it possesses conventional weapon systems that could be modified for biological-agent delivery," he said.
Another draft law approved was on the accession to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects and its third, fourth and fifth protocols.
The convention recognises the legitimate political, security, economic and trade interests of countries in the international trade in conventional weapons, and emphasises the sovereign right of each state to regulate and control conventional weapons within its territory in accordance with their legal or constitutional systems.
Can we conclude from this deadline that Assad has the green light to continue to kill many more thousands of Syrians until Mid-2014 by the use of the conventional weapons that, so far, have massacred more than 120,000 Syrians?
While there have been mechanisms to curb the proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, the international flow of conventional weapons has been poorly regulated.
It also hit the area with conventional weapons from the air and with artillery," Louay al-Meqdad, the political coordinator for the rebel command told Reuters.
Irresponsible transfers of conventional weapons can destabilise security in a region, enable the violation of arms embargoes and contribute to human rights abuses.
It cleared Sudan from any allegations that the plant produced anything other than conventional weapons.
They agree that cyber capabilities are going to be crucial in future conflicts, but will not displace conventional weapons.
It's a staggering abdication of leadership by the world's largest exporter of conventional weapons.
economy by easing regulatory burdens on aerospace and defense industry exporters, it is also lending support to a global arms-control treaty that could put tighter controls on international sales of conventional weapons.
13, said the Vatican believes the treaty's aim should not only be regulating the sale of conventional weapons, "but should be, above all, the disarming of the international illicit market.

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