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Sen. Kerry Pushes U.S. To Join 'Law Of The Sea'06:59

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Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. (AP)
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. (AP)

The Law of the Sea Convention has been in existence for more than 30 years, and more than 160 nations have signed on. But the U.S. is one of the last holdouts. Now Sen. John Kerry is holding hearings aimed at pushing a vote for ratification of the treaty.

Members of the U.S. Navy, the countries' business community and most of the country's former secretaries of state are in support of the U.S. signing onto the treaty. We talk with Kerry about why there are still some who are opposed.


  • John Kerry, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

This segment aired on June 13, 2012.

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