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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and its NATO allies in the development of precision conventional weapons. However, it has recently sped up its military modernization, buying large numbers of new weapons and boosting military drills.
One hundred and seventeen countries are members of the Convention on Conventional Weapons, including the United States, China, Israel, South Korea and the UK.
What we are afraid is that now the discussion is focused only on chemical weapons however we all know that over one hundred thousand victims were victims of conventional weapons. we are concerned by influx of both foreign troops as well as weapons into the country leading to escalation of number of victims and human rights suffering."
At the same time, the conventional weapons on the formerly all-nuclear bases must be ready to strike first and hard.
Ashton and the MEPs also agreed that the treaty should cover the widest possible spectrum of conventional weapons and ammunitions, and not just major military systems.
The United States, Russia, Germany, France and the United Kingdom account for 80 percent of major conventional weapons exports from 2003 through 2007, SIPRI reported.
Later in the war they were replaced by conventional weapons.
The weapon will give armed officers a less lethal alternative to the conventional weapons used by firearms units across the country.
Standing armies have generally been downsizing around the world over the last decade, and we see reduced overall acquisition of conventional weapons systems worldwide a drop in arms procurement of more than 37 percent since the mid-1990s in the developing world alone.
disarmament department deals with disarmament issues, covering weapons of mass destruction as well as small arms, mines and other conventional weapons.
Ivanov was asked if Russia would reconsider the supply of weapons to India or consider similar supplies to Pakistan to create a conventional weapons balance between Pakistan and India.
"When they use conventional weapons they will aim for a specific area of the body to disarm and disable.
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