The United States, together with other countries signed a memorandum on the export of drone UAVs
“Recognizing that improper use of unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with percussion capabilities can contribute to conflict and instability and help terrorism and organized crime, the international community should take appropriate transparent measures to achieve responsible export and use of these systems,” the joint document says.
Among the signatories are the largest manufacturers of UAVs from the USA, Germany and the United Kingdom. Neither Russia nor the PRC in the participation agreement do not accept. Israel did not sign the document either.
The joint statement notes the need to “strengthen the standards for the sale, transfer and use of unmanned drums,” since at present such regulation is carried out on the basis of specific circumstances.
The document proposes that sellers demand guarantees from importers for the “correct” use of UAVs, as well as include conditions for the use of supplied drones.
As for the use of the devices themselves, it “must comply with international humanitarian law, international legislation on the use of military force.”
The countries that signed the memorandum refuse to “use drones for illegal surveillance and unlawful use of force.”
Recall that the Pentagon has been actively using UAVs for many years to strike extremists in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Syria and others.
- AP Photo / Massoud Hossaini
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