US: Washington under fire for its stance on drone killings



LEGAL action charity Reprieve condemned the US government on Wednesday night for its weak stance on drone killings around the world.
The White House announced an international declaration on the applicability of international law and human rights in the use of armed drones.
But Reprieve’s US branch pointed out that the declaration’s statement that “misuse … could fuel conflict and instability” makes not reference to the effects that Washington’s own covert drone programme has had.
US President Barack Obama’s classified drone programme has killed hundreds of civilians in Pakistan and Yemen... read more

 
7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 27
Source: Morning Star
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