The Obama administration is demanding that the U.N. General Assembly vote on an arms trade treaty opposed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) next week, abandoning its earlier insistence on consensus.Iran, Syria and North Korea were the hold outs on reaching consensus. And Russia blocked a move to proceed without unanimous consent.
What's in the treaty that Obama wants so badly?
If you don't know the answer, this previous post might shed some light.
And, silly me. I actually thought Obama was playing by the rules. Or at least pretending to.
As I noted late year, a treaty doesn't necessarily have to be ratified by the senate before a president begins moving toward compliance.
The Los Angeles Times reports a vote on the treaty by the U.N. General Assembly could come was soon as Tuesday.