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UN: Iran, North Korea and Syria cynically block lifesaving arms treaty

Headline Title:  Sceptics cynically block lifesaving Arms Trade Treaty 28 March 2013 In a deeply cynical move, Iran, North Korea and Syria have thwarted the adoption of an Arms Trade Treaty aimed at prohibiting states from transferring conventional weapons to countries when they know those weapons will be used to commit or facilitate genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes, Amnesty International said today from the United Nations in New York.All three countries are under some form of sanctions, including arms embargoes, and have abysmal human rights records – having even used…

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