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US set to lock horns over UN arms trade pact

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the administration of President Barack Obama supported a UN arms treaty, due to be debated at a 10-day conference at the UN starting Monday.Washington signaled Friday a looming showdown at the United Nations when 193 countries will try again to hammer out the first international treaty on the $70 billion global arms trade. The first bid to draw up an arms trade treaty came close to agreement but deadlocked in July after the United States asked for more time to pour over the draft text despite years of preparatory work.