Sweden Rejects Total Ban on Cluster Bombs

Representatives of 150 nations are to meet in Dublin on Monday to discuss a global ban on cluster munitions. Speaking to Swedish Radio news, the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs Frank Belfrage pointed out that the Swedish government seeks to ban those kinds of cluster bombs that cause “unacceptable damage among civilians”.

Belfrage added though that his government wants to continue producing and selling the so-called Bomb Capsule 90 because this cluster bomb would not be as dangerously destructive as other weapons.

The opposition Social Democrats have recently swung from favoring Bomb Capsule 90 to now wanting to ban it internationally.