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US still concerned after arms treaty talks with Russia

US still concerned after arms treaty talks with Russia

Washington’s concerns that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty “were not assuaged” during a meeting between the two sides in Moscow, the State Department said Thursday. US negotiators nevertheless felt they had a “useful exchange of views” with their […]


Eighteen countries ratify UN treaty on arms trade

Eighteen countries ratify UN treaty on arms trade

A total of 18 countries filed documents Wednesday ratifying a UN treaty to regulate the $80-billion-a-year conventional arms trade. One year after the Arms Trade Treaty was adopted by the General Assembly, 31 countries have ratified it. The treaty will […]


Jordan warns of review of peace deal with Israel

Jordan warns of review of peace deal with Israel

Jordan warned Wednesday that it might review a 1994 peace treaty with Israel after Israeli MPs began a debate on allowing Jewish prayers at Jerusalem’s sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound. “If Israel wants to violate the peace treaty in this issue, […]


Ecuador pulls out of regional mutual defense treaty

Ecuador pulls out of regional mutual defense treaty

President Rafael Correa has pulled Ecuador out of a 1947 hemispheric mutual defense treaty on Wednesday on grounds it is outdated, the foreign ministry announced Wednesday. The move was the latest in a shift away from US-led security arrangements in […]


US, biggest exporter, signs landmark UN arms treaty

US, biggest exporter, signs landmark UN arms treaty

US President Barack Obama’s administration signed a UN treaty Wednesday to track exports of firearms and other conventional weapons, offering a major boost to the pact despite opposition at home. The United States is the world’s largest exporter of conventional […]


Italy becomes first EU state to ratify UN arms treaty

Italy becomes first EU state to ratify UN arms treaty

Italy’s parliament on Wednesday ratified the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty, which is intended to stop arms supplies to countries at war or that abuse human rights. The treaty was adopted by the United Nations in April to regulate the $80 […]


US to sign global treaty on conventional arms trade

US to sign global treaty on conventional arms trade

US Secretary of State John Kerry will sign the first global treaty to regulate the $80 billion annual trade in conventional arms, a US official said Tuesday. Kerry on Wednesday is to sign the Arms Trade Treaty, in a bid […]


India Abstains and Exposes the Arms Trade Treaty

India Abstains and Exposes the Arms Trade Treaty

Once again India has been forced to abstain from voting in favour of a discriminatory global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) – after its unpleasant experience with the NPT and the CTBT in the past. The treaty, aimed at laying down […]


UN Passes Landmark Arms Treaty

UN Passes Landmark Arms Treaty

The United Nations has overwhelmingly approved (154-3 with 23 abstentions) a landmark treaty regulating trade in conventional arms. The legally-binding treaty sets international standards to regulate the import, export and transfer of conventional weapons – from battle tanks, warships and […]


 
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