Trump Announces US is Leaving Arms Trade Treaty

Headline Roundup April 27th, 2019

President Trump on Friday announced he was pulling US support from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

Trump Announces US is Leaving Arms Trade Treaty

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President Trump on Friday announced that he was pulling U.S. support for a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, saying the country wasn’t going to cede sovereignty to anyone.
“I am officially announcing today that the United States will be revoking the effect of America’s signature from this misguided treatment,” Mr. Trump told gun rights activists gathered for the NRA’s annual meetings. “We’re taking our signature back.”
“My administration will never ratify the UN Arms Trade Treaty,” he said. “I hope you’re happy.”
The treaty is intended in...

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From the Center
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President Trump said Friday he would withdraw the U.S. as a signatory to a global arms treaty that President Obama supported but Congress never ratified.

“We will never surrender American sovereignty to anyone,” Mr. Trump declared at a speech before the National Rifle Association in Indianapolis.

The Arms Trade Treaty seeks to regulate the international sale of conventional weapons. It was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013 and signed that year by Mr. Obama, but the pact has never been ratified by Congress. Mr. Trump signed a...

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In a speech to National Rifle Association members on Friday that was part political rally and part pep talk, President Trump called himself a champion of gun rights. Then he proved it, whipping out a pen onstage to sign a letter that would effectively cease America’s involvement in an arms treaty designed to regulate the international sale of conventional weapons.

Mr. Trump said that his administration “will never” ratify the Arms Trade Treaty, which seeks to discourage the sale of conventional weapons to countries that do not protect human rights....

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