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Europe,United Nations

4 October 2005


LUXEMBOURG — European Union foreign ministers on Monday backed the idea of creating an international treaty controlling the sale of small arms and called on the United Nations to take the lead. At a meeting in Luxembourg, foreign ministers "acknowledged the growing support, in all parts of the world, for an international treaty to establish common standards for the global trade in conventional arms," a statement said. They agreed that the United Nations was the only... (

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