Sunday, December 26, 2010

Lavrov: START treaty links offensive weapons to defensive weapons

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Russian Parliament on Friday that the text of the new START treaty "unambiguously" links strategic-offensive weapons to defensive weapons, and that the creation of a global missile defense shield by the US would allow the Russians to withdraw from the treaty. This runs contrary to statements made by both the White House and Senate Democrats, who've asserted that no such link exists:

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