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Post time 2019-4-27 10:21:37 |Display all floors
(CGTN) U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the United States is withdrawing from an international arms trade treaty signed by the Obama administration, marking Washington's latest exit from an international pact.
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Trump made the announcement while attending an annual meeting of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the U.S. city of Indianapolis, saying that he will be revoking America's status as a signatory of the pact supported by the United Nations.

"We're taking our signature back," Trump told the audience. He also noted that the UN will soon receive formal notice of the U.S. withdrawal.

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Post time 2019-4-27 10:23:01 |Display all floors
The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which regulates international trade in conventional weapons from small arms to military aircraft, was approved by the UN General Assembly in 2013. It was signed by then U.S. President Barack Obama but has not been ratified by the U.S. Senate.

The White House said later in a statement that Trump will ask the Senate to return it.

The White House claimed the pact is "misguided" and constrains U.S. ability to sell arms to its allies and partners.

The Trump administration's new move has drawn criticism from some international human rights groups.

The U.S. will now behave as a non-signatory to "this historic treaty whose sole purpose is to protect innocent people from deadly weapons," Oxfam America President Abby Maxman told U.S. media.

Kris Brown, the president of an anti-gun violence organization in the U.S., said in a tweet, "This is a reckless move that will endanger countless Americans and other innocent people worldwide."

So far more than 100 countries have formally joined the agreement.

Since Trump took office in 2017, the U.S. has retreated from several global treaties, including the landmark Paris Climate Agreement and the Iran nuclear deal.  

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Post time 2019-4-27 17:46:20 |Display all floors
ceciliazhang Post time: 2019-4-27 10:23
The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which regulates international trade in conventional weapons from small  ...

Interesting,
   Trump has said he will withdraw his country from the AAT (international Arms Trade Treaty). We're taking our signature back
     Signed by US President Barack Obama in 2013 to regulate the sale of weapons .
          Trump said he would ask the US Senate not to ratify the pact...

The ATT was signed by 130 nations in 2013 but onlt ratified by 101 countries...

  
Following the passage of Bill C-47, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) consulted Canadians on the proposed strengthening of Canada’s export controls regime. GAC then drafted a package of six regulations that are needed to implement Canada’s obligations under the ATT. Four of the draft regulations establish the framework for new controls on brokering of military items, while the two others enable Canada to report on exports of ATT-listed items to the United States. These regulations are being “pre-published” in the Canada Gazette, Part I, for 30 days from March 16 to April 15, 2019, during which stakeholders are encouraged to review them and to comment.
Below is a summary of the changes that will be made to Canada’s export controls program once Bill C-47 and its related regulations enter into force. We anticipate the entry into force to take place during summer 2019.



   

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Post time 2019-4-28 09:08:36 |Display all floors
China builds roads, the US peddles guns.

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Post time 2019-4-29 00:35:47 |Display all floors
markwu Post time: 2019-4-28 09:08
China builds roads, the US peddles guns.

China also peddles guns.
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.
I love sarcasm. It's like punching someone in the head ... only with words

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Post time 2019-4-29 21:12:58 |Display all floors
Who cares? They never abided any treaty they ever signed anyway.

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Post time 2019-4-30 08:35:40 |Display all floors
It will pass. It's a way to offset the cost of developing complex defense systems.

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