Vice President Al Gore says if elected President, he will seek changes in a worldwide treaty which would ban the military use of land mines. Citing the deaths of civilians returning to war zones, Bill Bradley — Gore’s rival for the democratic party’s presidential nomination — yesterday announced his support for the worldwide ban on land mines, as it’s now proposed.One-hundred-36 countries have signed the Ottawa convention treaty, but U-S has not signed it yet.Gore says the treaty would ban the kinds of land mines used in the zone between North and South Korea. Gore says the United States does have a committment to removing dangerous land mines from areas where civilians now live.Gore made his comments this afternoon during a conference call with Iowa reporters. He campaigned in Dubuque and Cedar Rapids this afternoon and makes an appearance in West Des Moines this evening.
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