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No cluster bombs used in Cambodia: Thai Foreign Ministry

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BANGKOK, 8 April 2011 (NNT) – The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stressed that Thailand has been upholding rules of engagement (ROE) and did not use cluster bombs, which have been banned by the United Nations, against Cambodia in previous border skirmishes.

Speaking about recent Thai-Cambodian border clashes, Information Department Director-General and Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Thani Thongphakdi stated that the Thai troops have been exercising maximum restraint under the ROE to avoid negative impacts on civilians.

A press report published by the Cluster Munitions Coalition (CMC) in Reuters on 6 April 2011 cited Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations in Geneva Sihasak Phuangketkeow as saying that the Thai military used cluster bombs in the Thai-Cambodian border skirmishes.

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