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2013-10-07 08:21:55

Anticipated to be the largest and most diverse gathering of its kind, with more than 900 participants from 40 nations -- all eight Arctic nations including Russia and the United States as well as France, China, India, Germany, Brazil, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia and Singapore. REYKJAVIK, Iceland, and NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To discuss Arctic issues such as climate change, economic development and new shipping lanes, an influential mix of stakeholders will convene at the...

2010-12-22 16:03:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauded today's U.S. Senate ratification, by a vote of 71 to 26, of the New START treaty. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "The New START treaty serves America's highest strategic interests," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. The treaty provides for resuming critical nuclear inspection programs that had been in place since the end of the Cold War, but ceased with the December 2009 expiration of...

2010-12-16 14:49:42

The Senate yesterday voted in favor of proceeding to consider the New START treaty. The vote of 66 to 32 demonstrates strong support for the treaty, which will have to pass by at least two-thirds of Senators voting in favor to win consent for ratification. Ratification of the New START treaty is vital to moving U.S.-Russian relations forward and strengthening the international nonproliferation regime. The treaty will reduce the number of counted strategic nuclear warheads each country can...

2008-11-14 15:00:06

The United States has dismissed a Russian offer to abandon a plan for deploying missiles if the U.S. European defense shield is dropped, officials said. But a State Department spokesman said diplomatic officials are interested in talks with Moscow to ease Russian concern about the U.S. missile defense system in Europe, Voice of America reported Friday. Spokesman Robert Wood said efforts are still under way to arrange a Moscow visit by the department's arms control chief to discuss the...

2008-11-05 15:00:11

Russia's best bet to counter planned U.S. missile shield bases in Eastern Europe would be to place short-range missiles in Kaliningrad, an analyst says. Anatoly Tsyganok, head of the Russian Military Forecast Center think tank, agreed that President Dmitry Medvedev's threat to place such tactical Iskander missiles in the Baltic enclave would be the most efficient way to target the planned missile shield bases in Poland and the Czech Republic, RIA Novosti reported. Medvedev, speaking...

2008-08-20 21:00:03

MOSCOW. Aug 20 (Interfax) - Moscow warned on Wednesday that the United States would expand and modernize its planned U.S. missile shield in Europe - "something that the American leadership does not deny" - and that, "in such a case, Russia will be forced to react, and not with diplomatic representations alone." The warning came in comments by the Russian Foreign Ministry on a U.S.-Polish agreement on Wednesday to set up an American missile defense base in Poland. The comments are posted on...

2006-05-11 09:06:12

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A top Kremlin aide said on Thursday that reported moves by the United States to equip some strategic rockets with non-nuclear warheads were "irresponsible" and "extraordinarily dangerous" for Russia. Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Sobyanin echoed comments made by President Vladimir Putin in a keynote speech on Wednesday in which the Russian leader expressed disquiet at the Pentagon plans and suggested new disarmament talks. "Imagine a rocket that can be fired from a...