Weapons treaties

January 14, 2019 - 3:41 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat says he and his American counterpart are set to meet Tuesday to discuss the dispute over a Cold War-era arms control treaty that Washington has threatened to abandon. Russian news agencies quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying he would sit down...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
December 20, 2018 - 5:58 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a chilling warning Thursday about the rising threat of a nuclear war, putting the blame squarely on the U.S., which he accused of irresponsibly pulling out of arms control treaties. Speaking at his annual news conference, Putin warned that "it...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. NATO foreign ministers meet for a two-day session beginning on Tuesday, to discuss among other issues, tensions between Russia and Ukraine and Moscow's missile development. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 03, 2018 - 9:39 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says time is running out for Russia to comply with a Cold War-era missile treaty, as the U.S. readies to pull out of the pact. Washington says Russia's new 9M729 missile system contravenes the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 1991, file photo, President George H.W. Bush gestures during a joint news conference with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, at the Soviet Embassy in Madrid. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
December 01, 2018 - 6:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday expressed his "deep condolences" to the family of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and all Americans following his death. Gorbachev worked closely with Bush to bring an end to the Cold War in the late 1980s and 1990s, and lauded...
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November 27, 2018 - 6:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia has for years been developing, testing and deploying a missile that violates a landmark nuclear weapons treaty, a senior White House official said Tuesday, making a case for the administration's planned withdrawal from the accord ahead of a scheduled meeting between the...
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November 16, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to accuse Iran of violating an international treaty that bans chemical weapons, two U.S. officials said Friday. The officials said the administration plans to announce next week that Iran is not complying with the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, and leader of the exercise James G. Foggo, pose together to take a selfie during a visit to the NATO-led military exercise in Trondheim, Norway, Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018. (Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 2:43 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is urging Russia to provide details about a new missile system the United States and other allies claim violates an important nuclear weapons treaty. At talks between Russian and NATO ambassadors on Wednesday, Stoltenberg said, "We regret that...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground right, toasts with top military officers and law enforcement officials in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Putin said that Russia has adhered to its obligations in the arms control sphere, but noted that Russian arsenals will be modernized to ensure protection from any potential threats. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 12:51 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia plans to commission new military weapons that would be unrivaled throughout the world. Putin's statement follows U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that he intends to opt out of a 1987 nuclear arms control pact due to alleged...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S. National security adviser John Bolton during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
October 23, 2018 - 1:37 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on John Bolton's meetings in Moscow (all times local): 8:30 p.m. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton says that Washington is convinced that Russia has violated a pivotal nuclear arms pact, citing it as the main reason for U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to...
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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov shake hands prior to their talks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser has met with top Russian officials after Trump declared he intended to pull out of a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 5:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser struck a conciliatory note Tuesday in talks in Moscow, just days after Trump vowed to pull out of a key arms control treaty with Russia. John Bolton landed in Moscow on Monday less than 48 hours after Trump said that Russia...
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