After the US stated it will transfer thousands of these weapons to Ukraine, Rishi Sunak reaffirmed Britain’s adherence to the convention outlawing their use on Saturday.
He told reporters during a campaign stop in Selby that the UK “discourages” the deployment of such weapons.
“We will continue to do our part to support Ukraine against Russia’s illegal and unprovoked invasion,” he said.
The White House announced on Friday that it will send Kyiv thousands of cluster munitions, widely banned around the world, as part of an $800-million security package.
Joe Biden told CNN it was a “difficult decision” to provide the weapons, but that he was ultimately convinced because Kyiv needs more ammunition in its counteroffensive against Russia.