There have been few recorded attempts to control weapons in time between it and the rise of the Roman Catholic Church. In the 8th and 9th centuries AD swords and collared tanks made in the Franconian Empire were highly sought after for their quality, and Charlemagne (r. 768-814) made it illegal to sell or export them to foreigners, punishable by the forfeiture of property or even death. It was an attempt to limit the possession and use of this equipment by the enemies of the Franks, including the Moors, Vikings and Slavs. On 18 December 2006, the UK Ambassador for Multilateral Arms Control and Disarmament, Mr. John Duncan, formally adopted Resolution 61/89, which called on the Secretary-General of the United Nations to gather the views of UN Member States on the feasibility, scope and draft parameters for a “comprehensive and legally binding instrument establishing common international standards for the importation, export and transfer of conventional weapons” and to submit a report to the General Assembly. 94 states presented their views, which are contained in the 2007 A/62/278 report.  Duncan spoke on behalf of the co-authors (Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Japan and Kenya). On behalf of the European Union, Finland stressed its support for the efforts and said: “Every day people are affected every day by the side effects of irresponsible arms transfers… Given that there is currently no internationally binding global instrument to create an agreed legal framework for this activity, the EU welcomes the growing support for a TCA in all regions of the world.
 94 states presented their views, which are contained in the 2007 A/62/278 report.  I have written in detail and I often talk about the ambitions of the People`s Republic of China, so I will not deal with them here. However, to understand the challenges of the arms control environment, it must be kept in mind that the second and third most powerful military actors on the planet are now the two geopolitical revisionists. Without the treaty, experts say, each side could build and use without unrestrained nuclear weapons, leading to a spiral, costly and potentially dangerous arms race. On February 5, exactly one year before the new START contract expired, U.S. national security adviser Robert O`Brien said the Trump administration was planning to begin arms control negotiations with Russia. However, on the eve of O`Brien`s announcement, the United States has established a new low-yield nuclear weapons camp as part of the Trump-backed arsenal modernization project, many of which fear it will antithetically oppose the goals of the new START program.