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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, February 16, 2007

Russian General Hints at Scrapping Arms Control Pact With US

The Russian military is hinting at withdrawing from a Cold War-era arms control agreement, in an apparent response to Washington's plan to deploy missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe. General Yury Baluyevsky, head of the General Staff, suggested that Moscow may unilaterally scrap a 1987 agreement on intermediate and short-range missiles. Baluyevsky made the comments after reconciliatory remarks by Bush, who said during a White House press conference Wednesday "there's a lot we can work together on." The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in December 1987. The pact called for the elimination of nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of 300 to 3,400 miles. Full Story


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