Despite being one of the earliest proponents of the U.N.-sponsored Convention on Cluster Munitions, Cambodia was still not ready to sign on, an official said on the eve of the fourth annual meeting of state parties to the treaty in Zambia. Heng Ratana, director-general of the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC), said the government was still assessing the pros and cons of joining. “They need to assess their military capacity…the advantages and effects,” he said. Mr. Ratana said he did not know how far along the government was with its assessment, though, and that the work rested mostly
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