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20 March 2007

Financial Times (UK)

GENEVA — The government yesterday launched a blueprint for an international pact to control the burgeoning global arms trade, which would ban transfers likely to fuel conflict, human rights abuses, violent crime and terrorism. The UK move follows an overwhelming vote at the United Nations general assembly in December to start work on an arms trade treaty intended to stem the worldwide carnage caused by illicit or unregulated weapons transfers. "What we want is a... (

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