Trump to revoke U.S. signature of treaty regulating international trade of conventional weapons.
United States abstains on two arms control resolutions.
Fight Brewing on Saudi Arms Sales
If the U.S. is sincere in its desire to hold Saudi Arabia accountable, it can and should existing U.S. law and its signatory status on the Arms Trade Treaty to encourage better behavior.
Russia has not decided whether to sign the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a Russian official said last month, apparently contradicting an earlier report by the state-run Voice of Russia broadcasting service.
Eighteen countries announced their ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty in early April, bringing the global pact to regulate the transfer of small and conventional arms closer to entry into force. To date, 118 countries have signed the accord, and 31 have ratified it. Fifty states need to ratify the treaty for it to become international law.
A new presidential directive on conventional arms transfers emphasizes the prevention of human rights abuses and regional arms races.