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2013-05-21 16:20:12

KYIV, Ukraine, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Ukraine has opened the rocket engine airframes disposal facility in Dnipropetrovsk oblast. Its operation allows for environmentally friendly disposal of the RS-22 (SS-24) missile components and contributes to international security. The launch of the facility has been the result of negotiations between the U.S. President Barack Obama and the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych back in April 2010. Ukraine has entered 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...

2010-04-06 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, released a statement today regarding the upcoming arms control treaty that President Obama and Russian president Medvedev will sign on April 8th. This arms control treaty will reduce each country's strategic nuclear weapons. Ellison is one of the top lay experts in the field of missile defense. His comments follow below: "The...