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World powers delay landmark arms trade deal

Headline Title:  World powers delay landmark arms trade deal 27 July 2012 As reports of civilians being targeted in Syria continue to make headlines, China, Russia and the USA acted to delay what could have been a landmark agreement to end the irresponsible trade in arms, Amnesty International said on Friday. “With one person dying every minute because of armed violence, there is an imperative for powerful states to lead.  President Obama has asked for more time to reach an agreement.  How much more time does he want?” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.…

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