U.S., Russia Sign New Threat-Reduction Accord, Leaving CTR Framework

By Sebastian Sprenger / June 19, 2013 at 3:19 PM
The United States and Russia have signed a new agreement to cooperate in combating the spread of weapons of mass destruction, leaving behind the legal ground provided for the past two decades by the Cooperative Threat Reduction program and turning instead to a type of pact that Russia has favored for years. A vaguely worded June 17 White House statement describes a "new bilateral framework," signed on June 14, that would "build" on the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program and...

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