US demands vote on United Nations arms trade treaty next week


The Hill

The Obama administration is demanding that the U.N. General Assembly vote on  an arms trade treaty opposed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) next week,  abandoning its earlier insistence on consensus.

The conference drafting the text broke up Thursday afternoon without reaching  a deal after North Korea (DPRK), Syria and Iran objected. The United States  immediately joined 11 other countries demanding a vote in the General Assembly  after the president of the conference delivers his report on  Tuesday.

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