Airlines body calls for U.N. to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry

December 10, 2014 11:20 AM

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Global airlines body IATA has called on the UN to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry in a similar way to chemical weapons following the shooting down of a commercial airliner over Ukraine earlier this year.

"We are calling on ICAO to work within the UN framework to implement the responsible design, manufacture and deployment of weapons with anti-aircraft capability into international law," IATA Director General Tony Tyler said at a media briefing on Wednesday, referring to the United Nations' aviation ...

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