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Arms trade talks: Political chess games at UN risk millions of lives

Headline Title:  Arms trade talks: Political chess games at UN risk millions of lives 17 February 2012 Leaders currently seeking a veto over an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) must stop playing chess with millions of innocent lives, Amnesty International said today.The call came in the wake of a week-long meeting at the United Nations, hammering out details for the final ATT negotiation in July.Several governments including Egypt, Iran, Pakistan and Syria have in effect sought to secure a veto over any agreement. Others are attempting to water down safeguards in the treaty that could protect…

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