John Kerry says President will sign UN Arms Trade Treaty despite Congressional protest (VIDEO)
by S.H. Blannelberry
Secretary of State John Kerry released a statement today saying that the Obama administration will sign the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty despite protest by Congress. And there’s still no official word yet from the president himself speaking directly on the matter.
“We look forward to signing it as soon as the process of conforming the official translations is completed satisfactorily,” he said. Kerry added that the ATT is “an important contribution to efforts to stem the illicit trade in conventional weapons, which fuels conflict, empowers violent extremists, and contributes to violations of human rights.”