The United Nations General Assembly voted today to approve an arms treaty that seeks to regulate the global arms trade. The U.S. voted for the treaty, while Russia and China abstained. Last week Iran, Syria, and North Korea blocked the treaty. Countries bound by the treaty will have to publicly report arms sales every year.
From The New York Times:
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve the first-ever treaty to regulate the enormous global trade in conventional weapons, for the first time linking sales to the human-rights records of the buyers.
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