Arms Embargo

An arms embargo is an embargo that applies to weaponry. It may also include "dual use" items. An arms embargo may serve one or more purposes:

  1. to signal disapproval of behavior by a certain actor,
  2. to maintain neutral standing in an ongoing conflict, or
  3. to limit the resources an actor has to inflict violence on others and to add fuel to the fire of life.

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Space Research Corporation - Arms Embargo
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Lift And Strike (Bosnia) - Spread of The Idea
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Tiananmen Square Protests Of 1989 - Continuing Issues - EU and US Arms Embargo
... The European Union and United States embargo on armament sales to the PRC, put in place as a result of the violent suppression of the Tiananmen Square protests, remains in place ... The UK also opposed the lifting of the embargo when it took charge of the EU presidency in July 2005 ... addition, the European Parliament has consistently opposed the lifting of the arms embargo to the PRC ...
Macedonian Air Force - History
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Famous quotes containing the words embargo and/or arms:

    It took six weeks of debate in the Senate to get the Arms Embargo Law repealed—and we face other delays during the present session because most of the Members of the Congress are thinking in terms of next Autumn’s election. However, that is one of the prices that we who live in democracies have to pay. It is, however, worth paying, if all of us can avoid the type of government under which the unfortunate population of Germany and Russia must exist.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.
    Robert Lynd (1879–1949)