Suspension of arms


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SUSPENSION OF ARMS. An agreement between belligerents, made for a short time or for a particular place, to cease hostilities between them. See Armistice. Truce.

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The purpose of the suspension of arms sales was, in fact, to pressure the government to give in to the demands of the opposition, citing human rights concerns and demands for democratic rights.
We are urging all governments to impose an immediate and comprehensive suspension of arms to Israel, and to all Palestinian armed groups until there is no longer a substantial risk of serious human rights violations.
Human rights campaign group Amnesty International has backed calls for a suspension of arms transports to both Israel and Hizbollah.
Under pressure of public opinion, the Government have at last announced the suspension of arms sales to Indonesia.

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