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Trump says U.S. withdrawing from arms trade treaty

Christian Fernsby |
President Donald Trump says the U.S. has decided to withdraw its support for a treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade.

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It’s the latest example of the President Donald Trump administration’s dislike of international pacts.

President Donald Trump said Friday that he has decided to revoke the United States’ status as a signatory of the Arms Trade Treaty regulating international trade in conventional weapons, including small arms, battle tanks, combat aircraft and warships.

President Donald Trump says America is “rejecting this treaty” and “taking our signature back.”

President Donald Trump made the announcement during a speech in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the National Rifle Association, which claims the treaty poses a threat to the Second Amendment.

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