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Arms Trade Treaty: USA holds key to closing loopholes in final days of crucial negotiations

Headline Title:  Arms Trade Treaty: USA should close loopholes as negotiations wrap up 25 July 2012 The US administration is the pivotal player in closing major loopholes and setting strong rules for international transfers of arms in the final days of negotiations to agree an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), Amnesty International said today.After three weeks of talks to hammer out a deal at the UN in New York, a draft treaty text was published on Tuesday. Governments will now enter into three days of intense negotiations as they look to reach an agreement by Friday. Major loopholes in the…

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