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UN General Assembly adopts arms trade treaty

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The UN General Assembly on Tuesday adopted the first-ever treaty to regulate the $80-billion-a-year conventional arms trade.

The assembly voted 154-3 for a resolution that will open the treaty for signature from June. Syria, North Korea and Iran -- which had blocked the treaty last week -- voted against it. Russia was among the 23 abstentions.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/un-general-assembly-adopts-arms-trade-treaty