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6 July 2005

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UNITED STATES — The dominant player in the international arms trade, delivering $205 billion of conventional weapons between 1996 and 2003. Though US law prevents exports to countries with human rights violations, America has recently equipped forces in Colombia, Israel, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The development agencies' report (see main story) said big and persistent concerns remained over the human rights record of all of those... (

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