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UN Security Council passes first resolution on small arms trade

US Secretary of State John Kerry walks towards a dais to speak with media members after a meeting of the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

The UN Security Council passed its first resolution Thursday on restricting the trade in illicit small arms, but Russia refused to back the measure.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Yemen minister says weapons came from Iran

In this photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, released by the Yemeni Defense Ministry, Yemeni Interior Minister Major-General Abdul-Qader Qahtan, left, and Chief of the National Security Agency Major-General Ali al-Ahmadi, second left, inspect weapons unloaded from an Iranian ship in Aden, Yemen. The president of Yemen has sent a message to his Iranian counterpart calling on him to stop sending arms to Yemen and quit supporting the southern separatist movement. AP/Yemeni Defense Ministry

Yemen’s interior minister said Saturday that his country was disappointed to find that a large and diverse cache of weapons seized on a ship last month had been exported from Iran, a finding Washington said underscores Tehran’s ongoing evasion of U.N. resolutions.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

European governments call for robust arms trade treaty

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France, Britain, Germany and Sweden called Monday on the United Nations to quickly draw up a comprehensive arms trade treaty that will reduce what they called “a growing threat to humanity”.

Posted: July 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN members move toward arms trade treaty

UN member states agreed Friday on steps to move toward completion in July of a global treaty limiting the global arms trade, participants in a preparatory meeting said.

Posted: February 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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