When it comes to trade in the tools of death and destruction, no one tops the United States of America. Changes in arms export policy will mean forcefully taking on the arms lobby.
So far, 121 countries have signed the treaty, and 154 voted in favor of its adoption in April 2013 in the General Assembly. The successful entry into force of the ATT will be a big win for arms control campaigners and NGOs, who have been fighting for the regulation of the arms trade for more than a decade.
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