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Missile defense talks with U.S. 'difficult' - Russian foreign minister

RIA Novosti

14:11 13/05/2011 ALMATY, May 13 (RIA Novosti) - Missile defense talks between Moscow and Washington are going through a complicated phase, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Kazakhstan’s largest city of Alma Ata on Friday.

“So far this matter is proceeding with difficulty, but the [U.S.] Secretary of State [Hillary Clinton] has assured us that measures are being taken on her side,” Lavrov said.

Lavrov added that he had met Clinton during an Arctic Council meeting and had discussed missile defense.

“We agreed that it was necessary to give a political impulse to the work of experts, so that before our two presidents meet in Deauville for the G8 summit it will be possible to set out some results,” Lavrov said.



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