Some of the biggest makers and users of cluster bombs cited by human rights groups — such the United States, Russia, China and Israel — were not involved in the talks and did not sign the accord. Organizers expressed hope that those nations would nevertheless be pressured into compliance.
“Even though we all know that there are important states not present, I am also convinced that together we will have succeeded in stigmatizing any future use of cluster munitions,” said Micheal Martin, Ireland’s minister for foreign affairs.
I’m Swiss. Just decided. Well…actually, I’ve suspected it for a long time.