LEBANESE PARLIAMENT RATIFIED INTERNATIONAL ARMS TRADE ACCORD




Mustafa AY – TDO – 28.09.2018 Overwhelming majority of Lebanese Parliament ratified International Arms Trade Accord, which regulates international trade in conventional arms and prohibits illicit and clandestine arms deal. Ratification of the Accord prompted some of Hezbollah representatives to lose their temper and leave the assembly. One of the Hezbollah representatives –Ali Ammar- asserted that the Accord infringes on the weapons of resistance and accordingly poses grave threats to the existence of Hezbollah. Since 2014, International Arms Trade Accord has been implemented by 130 countries, which accepted the treaty by signing it.