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6 December 2006


UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to let work begin on a new treaty to bolster arms embargoes and prevent human rights abuses by setting uniform worldwide standards for arms deals. The vote in the 192-nation assembly was 153-1, with the United States casting the sole "no" vote. Twenty-four other nations abstained, including major arms sellers China and Russia and emerging exporters India and Pakistan. U.N.... (

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