US to withdraw from U.N Arms Trade Treaty

Prelims level : UN Arms Trade treaty Mains level : How USA withdrwl from UN Ars Trade Treaty will affect the Global security
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  • US is withdrawing from the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, in response to concerns from gun rights activists that it could impinge on Americans’ right to bear arms.
  • Former US President Barack Obama signed the treaty in 2013 and sent the treaty to the Senate for ratification.
  • The Trump administration has withdrawn from a number of international agreements including the Iran nuclear deal.
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