April 26, 2019

AFTER ALL, HE'S JUST SIDING WITH HIS ALLIES:

During NRA speech, Trump drops out of another global arms treaty (Missy Ryan and John Hudson April 26, 2019, wASHINGTON pOST)

The origins of the treaty, which sets out international rules for sales and transfers of everything from small arms to large planes and ships, dates to the George W. Bush administration. The agreement was negotiated under the auspices of the United Nations and signed in 2013 under President Barack Obama but has never been ratified by U.S. lawmakers.

The treaty seeks to prevent illicit arms transfers that fuel destructive conflicts, making it harder to conduct weapon sales in violation of arms embargoes. About 100 countries -- including U.S. allies in Europe -- have ratified the treaty, while more than 30 others have signed but not ratified. Countries that have shunned the treaty entirely include Russia, North Korea and Syria.

Posted by at April 26, 2019 5:45 PM

  

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