2 February 2010
With regard to the reservation made by the United States of America upon consenting to be bound by Protocol III to the above Convention:
Belgium has examined the reservation made by the United States of America to the Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons (Protocol III). Belgium considers that the interpretation of article 2, paragraphs 2 and 3, of Protocol III derived from the wording of the reservation made by the United States could negate the specific object and scope of those provisions, thus leaving the Protocol devoid of any useful effect. For this reason, Belgium wishes to register an objection to this reservation, which it considers to be incompatible with the object and purpose of Protocol III. This objection does not constitute an obstacle to Protocol III remaining in force between Belgium and the United States of America.