WEB DESK – The big-three nexus of United Nations – US, United Kingdom and France – has voted against the resolution proposed by the Pakistan which called on all states to ensure that the use of armed drones complies with the international law.
Pakistan proposed the resolution in UN which was co-sponsored by Yemen and Switzerland. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 27 states in favour to six against, with 14 abstentions at the 47-member Geneva forum. The US, Britain and France voted against.
Commenting on the resolution which secured 26 votes’ approval from the floor, the of Pakistan Zamir Akram said “The purpose of this resolution is not to shame or name anyone, as we are against this approach. It is about supporting a principle.”
“The United States is committed to ensuring that our actions, including those involving remotely piloted aircraft, are undertaken in accordance with all applicable domestic and international laws and with the greatest possible transparency, consistent with our national security needs,” Paula Schriefer, US deputy assistant secretary of state said at this occasion.
The United States, Britain and France said it was not appropriate for the forum to put weapons systems on its agenda.