Jul 30, 2012

Mexico attacks UN on arms trade

AFP: MEXICO criticised overnight the failure of UN member states to clinch an international treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar arms trade, saying a minority of countries blocked it.

In a statement, the Mexican foreign ministry highlighted a requirement that a consensus of the 193 members of the United Nations agree to the text.

The rule "makes it impossible to reach agreements when there is broad and clear support, which is nullified by the opposition of a minority of states," it said in the statement. Read more.

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