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UNGA approved the text of the arms trade treaty

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The UN General Assembly on Tuesday approved the text of the first international trade treaty weapons.


According to the resolution approved by her, the arms trade treaty will be open for signing on July 3 of the year 2013, RIA “News».

The UNGA, the resolution says, “calls on all states to consider the possibility of signing the treaty and the subsequent entry into the number of its participants as soon as possible in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures.”

As stated before this by the head of the Russian delegation, Permanent Representative Vitaly Churkin, Russia decided to abstain in voting on the arms trade treaty at the UN General Assembly.

"To date, we can not unequivocally speak out in his support and abstain from voting," he said.

According to him, there are many inaccuracies in the agreement and therefore Russia will determine its position later, after studying the agreement in Moscow.

In particular, as Churkin pointed out, the agreement “does not set out clearly enough humanitarian criteria for assessing risks that can be ambiguously interpreted and used by individual countries for political purposes.” A vote at the UN General Assembly on the agreement will take place on Tuesday.

The idea of ​​an arms trade treaty was expressed as early as 1995 by a group of Nobel laureates, but only in 2009, the UNGA decided to begin preparations for the convening of this conference.
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  1. soldat1945
    soldat1945 April 3 2013 13: 14 New
    +3
    Now everything that generates the UN assembly gene needs to be studied with redoubled attention or ignored as the USA often does!
  2. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith April 3 2013 13: 15 New
    +2
    The text was approved, but in its current form, China and Russia will not sign it. The agreement still needs to be signed on June 3 and ratified.
    1. old rocket man
      old rocket man April 3 2013 23: 59 New
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      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      The text was approved, but in its current form, China and Russia will not sign it. The agreement still needs to be signed on June 3 and ratified.

      Many will not sign it, I'm not sure that America will sign it, I think they would prefer to leave their hands free, in any case, it won’t reach ratification
      1. Oshin
        Oshin April 4 2013 09: 00 New
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        Ours want to make some changes to the Treaty, in particular, to limit the sale of weapons to various opposition and revolutionaries. The United States, on the contrary, wants to sell to everyone.
  3. lewerlin53rus
    lewerlin53rus April 3 2013 13: 15 New
    +4
    That's right, you need to be more careful about such agreements. And then, with our honesty, we will have to reckon with every point and fulfill all the conditions. And the same Yankees will put on all contracts with the device, if it is in their interests
  4. Romn
    Romn April 3 2013 13: 15 New
    +2
    The West, as always, does and promotes what it needs ... no matter what.
    1. SCS
      SCS April 3 2013 13: 27 New
      +1
      this is to legally supply the militants in Syria! so to speak, for promoting the ubiquitous democracy .... tries it is needed, this treaty! because even without it, normal countries buy our weapons!
      1. Romn
        Romn April 3 2013 13: 38 New
        +1
        I completely agree, with a smile on my face and with impunity insolence do it. Practically speaking - Anyway, everything will be ours!
  5. Drappier
    Drappier April 3 2013 13: 21 New
    +6
    ONN puppet of the United States, this is understandable for a long time.
  6. VadimSt
    VadimSt April 3 2013 13: 34 New
    +5
    It’s time to say already - enough! Stop dancing to the tune of others, stop being naive, stop believing in the honest, independent and peacekeeping activities of the UN, stop hoping for the objectivity of international tribunals and courts. All the norms of interstate relations and legal institutions have long pursued one goal - the subordination and maintenance of US interests of its satellites and transnational companies.
    Russia, China, the countries included in the SCO and BRICS, instead of the rotten structure of the UN, need to contrast their model of collective decision and control in the field of interstate relations.
  7. Grishka100watt
    Grishka100watt April 3 2013 14: 14 New
    +1
    It will be so. One way or another.
  8. Hemi cuda
    Hemi cuda April 3 2013 14: 23 New
    0
    The UN has long turned into an instrument for war under a beautiful signboard, a continuous farce.
    1. HAIFISCH
      HAIFISCH April 3 2013 15: 05 New
      +1
      I completely agree, the theater is a single actor.
  9. Hius-124
    Hius-124 April 3 2013 16: 18 New
    0
    UN GA ....., felts missed the letter? Ski felts do not go ... laughing
  10. const72
    const72 April 3 2013 20: 49 New
    +1
    It is necessary to tie up with these obscure agreements, any country can be brought under it: Belarus, for example, Kazakhstan, any other state unacceptable to amers, again the struggle for arms sales
    1. Oshin
      Oshin April 4 2013 09: 02 New
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      Quote: const72
      It is necessary to tie up with these obscure agreements, any country can be brought under it: Belarus, for example, Kazakhstan, any other state unacceptable to amers, again the struggle for arms sales

      So they want it.