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Émirats arabes unis,États-Unis,Italie,Allemagne,Royaume-Uni,Pays-Bas,Afrique du Sud,Iran,Corée du Nord,Arabie saoudite

Gun Trade Still Growing at Expense of Development - Study

8 June 2016

Inter Press Service News Agency

UNITED NATIONS - A report released by The Small Arms Survey here Monday shows the alarming rate at which the trade of small arms and light weapons has been increasing. Under Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN last September, UN member states have agreed to significantly reduce illicit arms trade flows by 2030. "The Sustainable Development Agenda puts a clear emphasis on arms as one of the elements that will need to be taken into account for... (

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Asie,Corée du Nord

North Korea One of the Most Secretive Gun Exporters - Study

8 June 2016

Korea Times

North Korea has been labeled one of the least-transparent exporters of small arms, along with Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, according to the Small Arms Survey. The Swedish research institute assessed 49 countries that exported small arms and light weapons worth more than $10 million from 2001 to 2013. It gave each country scores between zero and 25 based on seven parameters, including number of legitimate export licenses, clarity of export reports... (

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Arabie saoudite,Italie,Allemagne,Royaume-Uni,Pays-Bas,États-Unis,Iran,Corée du Nord,Émirats arabes unis

Global Gun Trade Leapt 17 Percent in Aftermath of Arab Spring

7 June 2016

Deutsche Welle

Global trade in small arms hit $6 billion (5.3 billion euros) in 2013, a jump of 17 percent over the previous year, according to a non-profit arms-tracking organization, which released its results at a UN conference in New York on Monday. The report, which was produced by the Swiss-based Small Arms Survey, again found that the United States was, by far, both the largest exporter and importer of small arms and light weapons, exporting a record $1.1 billion worth of... (

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Corée du Nord,Iran,Royaume-Uni,Suisse,Allemagne,Arabie saoudite,Émirats arabes unis,États-Unis,Italie

Switzerland Loses Top Slot in Gun Trade Transparency Ranking

7 June 2016


For the first time since 2007, Switzerland gave up the top spot in the Small Arms Survey's latest evaluation of the most transparent small arms exporters. "Its lower score in comparison with previous years reflects less complete reporting to United Nations Comtrade [UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database] and a lack of information on licence denials," the authors said in the 2016 bulletin published on Monday. Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab... (

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République démocratique du Congo (RDC),Corée du Nord,Rwanda,Burundi

North Korea Giving Guns to Congolese Police, Soldiers: UN

14 May 2016

Daily Mail (UK), Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. experts say Congolese army officers and police reported receiving pistols from a group of 30 North Korean instructors training their presidential guard and special police forces, which would appear to be a violation of U.N. sanctions banning Pyongyang from exporting weapons or providing military training. The panel of experts monitoring U.N. sanctions against Congo said they found that pistols similar to those produced in North Korea were issued... (

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Océanie,Iran,Corée du Nord,République démocratique du Congo (RDC),Soudan,Syrie,Europe,États-Unis,Asie,Afrique,Amérique

Editorial: Containing the Conventional Arms Trade

30 September 2013

New York Times, Editorial

Efforts to control the $70 billion a year global market in conventional weapons got a big boost when the United States signed the United Nations arms trade treaty, joining more than 100 other countries in affirming the need to keep these weapons out of the hands of unscrupulous regimes, militants and criminals. But the work is far from done. At least 50 member countries, including the United States, must still carry out the next step and ratify the treaty for it to... (

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Inde,Myanmar,Corée du Nord,Bangladesh,Népal,Chine,Thaïlande

Arrest May Prove 'China Link' in Supply of Arms to India Insurgents

3 September 2013

Nagaland Post (India)

NEW DELHI - In a significant breakthrough that could provide the first evidence of alleged Chinese involvement in supply of arms to Indian insurgent outfits, Thailand on Saturday picked up a key middleman whose identity had been disclosed by arrested NSCN (I-M) operative Anthony Shimray. Indian Express report stated that Willy Naruenartwanicha, referred to as Willy Narue by Shimray, is a Thai national and was picked up at India's request. According to Shimray, Willy... (

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Syrie,Corée du Nord,Iran,États-Unis

Expert Says Explaining Benefits of Arms Treaty will Boost US Support

11 April 2013

New York Times, Opinion

On April 2, the United States joined an overwhelming majority of countries at the United Nations in voting to adopt a treaty regulating the international trade in conventional weapons — a monumental achievement after seven years of diplomacy, lobbying and out-and-out arm-twisting. The United States pushed for the General Assembly vote last week after securing, in a March conference, the treaty language its negotiators wanted. Yet now, just days after the United... (

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Iran,Syrie,Royaume-Uni,Kenya,Corée du Nord

Iran, N. Korea, Syria Block Arms Trade Treaty at Last Minute

29 March 2013

Australian (Sydney)

Iran, North Korea and Syria have held up agreement on the first global treaty on the $US80 billion ($A76.97 billion) a year conventional arms trade. The three states twice blocked moves to adopt a treaty by consensus at the end of 10 days of arduous talks at the UN headquarters. Kenya announced that a coalition of countries from around the world would now take the treaty straight to the 193-member UN General Assembly next week for approval. It can be passed with a two... (

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Iran,Yémen,Corée du Nord,Libye,Somalie,Afrique

UN Monitors See Weapons in Somalia from Yemen, Iran

10 February 2013


As the United States pushes for an end to the U.N. arms embargo on Somalia, U.N. monitors are reporting that Islamist militants in the Horn of Africa nation are receiving arms from distribution networks linked to Yemen and Iran, diplomats told Reuters. The U.N. Security Council's sanctions monitoring team's concerns about Iranian and Yemeni links to arms supplies for al Shabaab militants come as Yemen is asking Tehran to stop backing armed groups on Yemeni soil. Last... (

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Corée du Nord,Suisse

Switzerland Sells Sports Weapons to North Korea [FR]

26 October 2012

20 Minutes (Geneva)

[Translated summary - Swiss Ministry clarifies that $170,000 in weapons allegedly sold to North Korea were sports firearms intended for Olympic athletes.] Dans la première moitié de l'année 2012, la Corée du Nord a importé des armes à feu de la Suisse pour une valeur totale de 170'000 dollars. Les livraisons étaient composées de fusils à air comprimé, de revolvers et de pièces détachées», pouvait-on lire vendredi sur le site de la radio sud-coréenne, KBS... (

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Corée du Nord

North Korea Firearm Legislation Bans All 'Non-official' Guns

6 August 2012

Korea Times / Yonhap

North Korea has had a gun control law since 2009, recently obtained data showed Monday, in what was seen as an effort to tighten control over the society at a time of power succession. North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-un was groomed as the successor to his ailing father Kim Jong-il, with the hereditary succession plan becoming official for the first time in 2010 when the young Kim was named as a four-star general in the military. Kim Jong-un took the helm of the... (

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Qatar,Afrique orientale,Russie,Corée du Nord,Chine,Asie occidentale,Afrique du Nord,Syrie,Mali,Libye,Belgique,Afrique occidentale

Small Arms Manufactured in Belgium Proliferate in Libya, Mali [FR]

11 April 2012

L'Express (France) / AFP

[Translated summary: Notwithstanding risks of proliferation, small arms manufactured in Belgium circulate in Libya, Mali, and maybe tomorrow in Syria? Belgium is the biggest european exporter of small arms: in 2010, 32% of european exports of small arms to Middle East and North Africa came from this country.] Malgré les mises en garde à Bruxelles sur les risques de prolifération, les armes légères fabriquées en Belgique circulent de la Libye au Mali. Et demain,... (

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Algérie,Inde,Iran,Corée du Nord,Chine,Syrie,Russie

Russia Faces a Growing International Outcry over Its Arms Sales to Syria

21 February 2012


MOSCOW/BEIRUT - Russia faces a growing international outcry over its arms sales to Syria but shows no sign of bowing to pressure and has even increased deliveries of arms that critics say are helping keep President Bashar al-Assad in power. The biggest importer of arms to Syria, Russia sold Damascus nearly $1 billion worth of arms including missile systems last year, while shipments of hard-to-track Russian small weapons have risen since the uprising against Assad... (

Lire l'article complet : Reuters


Union Européenne,Chine,Allemagne,Corée du Sud,Suisse,Serbie,France,Royaume-Uni,Syrie,Yémen,Bulgarie,Belgique,Libye,Italie,Bahreïn,Égypte,États-Unis,Russie,Asie occidentale,Afrique du Nord,Finlande,Autriche,Soudan,Corée du Nord,Espagne

Tracing the Middle East Weapons Flow

19 October 2011

al Jazeera

Earlier this year, as mass popular uprisings spread through the Middle East and audiences across the world sat transfixed by images of unarmed citizens confronting iron-fisted security forces in the streets of Arab capitals, powerful governments from Russia to the United States were forced to begin accounting for the weapons they had for decades sold to the very rulers they now found themselves abandoning. In Egypt and Bahrain, protesters held up tear gas canisters... (

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Nouvelle Zélande,Thaïlande,Chine,Corée du Nord,Iran

UN Security Council Reveals New Zealand Role in Global Gun Running

12 November 2010

Stuff (New Zealand)

New Zealand's role in allowing easy shell company creation has been revealed by a UN Security Council report as a key component in efforts by North Korea to break international arms trading sanctions. A 75-page report on North Korea's sanctions busting efforts was released by the council in New York today after its publication was blocked for six months by China, a key ally for North Korea. Written by a panel of experts it also reveals some new details about a... (

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Nouvelle Zélande,Thaïlande,Corée du Nord

North Korea-Bangkok Gun Runners Show NZ Vulnerable to Arms Trafficking

19 October 2010

New Zealand Herald

Gaps in New Zealand's company laws that leave the country vulnerable to illegal arms traders need to be addressed urgently, an Oxfam report says. The report, Brokers without Borders, was released yesterday and highlighted the need for a global arms trade treaty. It holds New Zealand up as an example of how illicit arms brokers continue to use international networks of companies to exploit regulatory gaps, when detailing an incident last December when a 35-tonne cache... (

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Thaïlande,Corée du Nord,Nouvelle Zélande,Iran

Oxfam Report Details New Zealand's Vulnerability in Global Gun Trade

19 October 2010

New Zealand Press Association

Gaps in New Zealand's company laws that leave the country vulnerable to illegal arms traders need to be addressed urgently, an Oxfam report says. The report, Brokers without Borders, was released yesterday and highlighted the need for a global arms trade treaty. It holds New Zealand up as an example of how illicit arms brokers continue to use international networks of companies to exploit regulatory gaps, when detailing an incident last December when a 35-tonne cache... (

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Thaïlande,Corée du Nord,Iran,Nouvelle Zélande

NZ Woman Linked to North Korea-Iran Arms Trafficking, Guilty Plea Tipped

2 September 2010

New Zealand Press Association

A director of a New Zealand firm allegedly linked to arms traffickers reappeared in court today. Lu Zhang, 28, is accused of 75 offences of making false statements in company registration forms after she declared her office address was her residence in 75 companies she registered. She was charged after a plane loads of weapons, including rockets and grenades, from North Korea bound for Iran was seized in Bangkok last year. The Russian-made aircraft was allegedly... (

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Corée du Nord,Russie

President Bans All North Korea Gun Purchases, Transport to, from Russia

30 March 2010

Itar-Tass (Moscow)

MOSCOW - President Dmitry Medvedev prohibited all state structures, Russian legal and physical persons to purchase all types of weapons in North Korea. The appropriate decree on measures for implementing UN Security Council resolution 1874 of June 12, 2009, is placed at the Kremlin's official site. "All state institutions, industrial, commercial, financial, transport and other enterprises, banks, organisations, other legal and physical persons, under Russian... (

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