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Thursday, March 25, 2004

More Bush unilateralism 

US Presents UN Draft to Keep Arms from Terrorists

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States introduced a U.N. resolution on Wednesday that would oblige nations to stop the flow of weapons of mass destruction to terrorists and others smuggling illicit arms.

The Security Council draft, prompted by President Bush's speech at the U.N. General Assembly in September, is aimed at closing loopholes in nonproliferation treaties that target only the actions of nations and not "non-state actors."
This is more of a feel-good resolution than one that will result in real world changes, since it doesn't spell out any penalty for noncompliance.

In any case, the International Atomic Energy Agency will have uncovered the entire global nuclear smuggling operation by June, so the resolution is moot, I guess.
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