Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Nine nations agree plan to combat arms flow to Gaza

From Reuters, Fri Mar 13, 2009 by Adrian Croft:

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States, Canada and seven European nations agreed Friday to try to stop the flow of weapons to Gaza by methods such as interception at sea, information sharing and diplomatic pressure.

Experts from the nine nations, meeting in London, agreed on a program of action to prevent arms reaching the Palestinian enclave bordering the Mediterranean, a senior British diplomat said.

But states are not obliged to join any particular action and the diplomat said that naval vessels would not use force.

Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Norway signed up to the program, the diplomat said....
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