US: DISEC draft resolution on autonomous weapons inadequate

Tamsin Scholz for AL JAZEERA

The United States has raised concerns over the draft resolution put forth by the DISEC council today.

The US argues the resolution is inadequate and does not specify where and how autonomous weapons can be used.

The delegate also raised concern about their use in the South China Sea, and the no-fly zone over Syria.

However Russia and China took a different stance, arguing the draft was adequate for the current circumstances.

China stated it was disappointed with the lack of cooperation from the US.

The delegate said the limited use of autonomous weapons currently meant the draft was sufficient, and would allow for the development of autonomous systems.

The delegate for Russia also reacted to suggestions about its alleged planned activity in Syria’s no-fly zone, stating it was not relevant to the discussion.


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