New US landmine solution

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New US landmine solution

Madeleine Albright, the United States Secretary of State, said the US had a new plan to rid the world of landmines by 2010. She was planning to join with William Cohen, the Defense Secretary, to announce details last night. Ms Albright made the disclosure in a speech on the needs of countries attempting to establish stability after long years of civil strife.

Last month, the Clinton administration refused to endorse a newly negotiated global treaty to ban landmines on grounds that such weapons are needed on the Korean peninsula.

- AP, Washington