Kimberley Process's Hirsch Says No Decision Yet on Zimbabwe Gem Exports

The Kimberley Process, the global body that monitors sales of so-called conflict diamonds, has yet to reach a decision on whether exports of gems from Zimbabwe’s Marange field will be permitted, Boaz Hirsch, the group’s chairman, told reporters in Jerusalem today.

An agreement may be reached in coming days when some representatives have consulted their governments, he said.

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