Moscow is not happy with the draft treaty on international arms trade, which was presented to the UN on Friday.
"It's still a weak document that requires further development," said the director of the Department of Security and Disarmament of the Foreign Ministry, Mikhail Ulyanov, who heads the Russian delegation.
"We propose to extend the mandate of the Conference by 2-3 weeks and continue to work in November and December of this year," he said.
The official added that the idea "was supported by many countries who are unhappy with the direction in which the coordination of the project has taken."
Moscow has, for its part, put forward for consideration a number of moves to control arms trade. One of them is that only government-authorized agencies should be allowed to export arms. The parties to the forum came out for setting down these proposals in the text of a future agreement.
A conference on the agreement started on July 3rd.