Accession to UNCLOS provides U.S. with another forum in which it can advance its interest
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Third, accession will not only provide the United States with additional mechanisms through which it can strive to stop the erosion of freedoms critical to the U.S. Armed Forces, but it will also provide the United States another forum to advance U.S. interests. For example, we believe that as a party to the Law of the Sea Convention, the United States will have another avenue through which to achieve international consensus proscribing the maritime trafficking of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems, and related materials to and from states of concern and terrorists. To be sure, we will avail ourselves of every available option to halt the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction on the high seas.