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Cambodia Destroys Anti-Aircraft Missiles

Cambodia military high ranking officials said Friday that Cambodia destroys hundreds of her anti-aircraft missiles to join the US in its effort to fight terrorism.

The anti-aircraft missiles destruction ceremony was attended by Mr. Joseph Mussomeli, US Ambassador to Cambodia, and by the Chief of the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation.

Mr. Meas Sophea, Army Deputy Chief of Staff and Royal Cambodia Armed Forces, and Commander-in Chief said that this decision is a good policy and sets a good example for the first time in Asia. He is a representative of Mr. Tea Banh, co-Minister of Defense.

Mr. Mussomeli said that weapons such as these are no longer required for the conventional defense of Cambodia. But these same missiles stored for 20 years are significant threat to both military and commercial aircraft.

He said that the governments of the two countries will ensure that these missiles do not fall in the hands of terrorists who would seek to use them against the two countries.