[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] on Tuesday insisted that US drone strikes [JURIST backgrounder] must operate within international law. The secretary-general hailed the country's lead role in UN peacekeeping operations and addressed the controversial weapons in a speech [text] at the National University of Science and Technology in Islamabad, stating, "[a]s I have often and consistently said, the use of armed drones, like any other weapon, should be subject to long-standing rules of international law, including international humanitarian...

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