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Russia Says Strategic Arms Agreements With U.S. All Need to Be Scrapped, Replaced

December 16, 2008

Russia and the United States failed to narrow their differences on Monday over American plans for a missile shield in Europe, but said they were committed to replacing a cold war nuclear weapons agreement. After bilateral talks in Moscow, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, and John Rood, the American under secretary of state for arms control, said they wanted to negotiate a replacement for the agreement, the START-1, before it expired next year. “The task is quite realistic; we have enough time,” Mr. Ryabkov said. “I can’t help being optimistic about that.”


Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov speaks during ... 
Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov speaks during a news briefing in the main building of Foreign Ministry in Moscow, December 15, 2008. Ryabkov and U.S. Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John Rood met behind closed doors to discuss a replacement to the START-1 pact which expires in December 2009.REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA)