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US urges more signers of pact on ecology-damaging warfare

A 10-day review conference on a treaty outlawing methods of warfare that severely damage the environment opened here this week with a call by the United States for more nations to adhere to it.

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Delegate sources said some countries were unhappy with the pact because the type of environmental warfare it prohibits is ill-defined.

The pact, which came into force in 1978, was negotiated partly because of concern over the US use of defoliants in the Vietnam war.

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