The United States, the world`s No 1 arms exporter, became the 91st country to sign UN Arms Trade Treaty.
Signatures are the first step to ratification, and the treaty will only take effect after 50 countries ratify it.
The electronic intrusions gave China access to advanced technology that could weaken the US military advantage in a future conflict, warned experts.
The draft of a UN treaty to regulate the sale of conventional arms is facing opposition from some countries.
The surge in weapons sales is driven by major arms sales to Persian Gulf allies concerned about Iran’s regional ambitions.
The UN member states have failed to reach a treaty cracking down on the global, USD 60 billion business of illicit trading in small arms.
Negotiators at the UN are working to put final touches on a treaty cracking down on the global business of illicit trading in small arms.
The US hopes to increase arms sales to India in the year 2013, building on the new bonhomie between the two countries.
Syria imported nearly six times more weapons in 2007-2011 than in the previous five-year period.
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