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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

May 2002 - United States Special Weapons News

  • Transcript: Powell Says Moscow Treaty Consistent with Previous Treaties Washington File 25 Jun 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Treaty of Moscow -- the strategic offensive reduction treaty signed by President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin during their Moscow summit May 24 -- is consistent with previous treaties such as START I and II in that it deals with warheads on launchers but not warheads in storage.
  • Fact Sheet: Moscow Treaty on Strategic Offensive Reductions Washington File 24 Jun 2002-- Today, President George W. Bush and President Vladimir Putin signed the Moscow Treaty on Strategic Offensive Reductions. Under this Treaty, the United States and Russia will reduce their strategic nuclear warheads to a level of 1700-2200 by December 31, 2012, a level nearly two-thirds below current levels.
  • Rice Briefs on Bush Trip to Europe Washington File 21 Jun 2002-- On his upcoming trip to Europe, President Bush will talk about the progress being made towards "a Europe, whole, free and at peace, in which Russia finds its place," and will reaffirm the transatlantic alliance and the need to meet post-9/11 challenges, says National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.
  • U.S.-IAEA Additional Protocol Sent to Senate Washington File 200 Jun 2002-- On May 9 President Bush sent to the Senate for its advice and consent to ratification the U.S.-International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Additional Protocol. This is a protocol to the 1980 U.S.-IAEA Safeguards Agreement.
  • U-S/Russia Arms Reduction Agreement VOA 17 Jun 2002-- Russia and the United States have reached an agreement to reduce the number of nuclear weapons they possess. Russian and American diplomats have been negotiating the deal for months. President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin say they will sign the treaty next week when Mister Bush visits Moscow.
  • U-S / RUSSIA VOA 15 Jun 2002-- American experts are applauding the recently-announced nuclear weapons cuts from Washington and Moscow, but warn they do not mean that the nuclear threat from Russia is over. Speaking in Washington recently (at the Council on Foreign Relations),two U-S analysts say that following the end of the Cold War, Russia's own interests may be producing a different kind of threat -- the threat of nuclear proliferation driven by economic pressures
  • Bush Announces U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Reduction Agreement Washington File 13 Jun 2002-- PRESIDENT: Today I'm pleased to announce that the United States and Russia have agreed to a treaty which will substantially reduce our nuclear arsenals to the agreed-upon range of 1,700 to 2,200 warheads. This treaty will liquidate the legacy of the Cold War.
  • Arms Treaty Marks New Era in U.S.-Russia Relations Washington File 13 Jun 2002-- The new arms control treaty to be signed by President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin at their upcoming summit is significant not only because it reduces the number of weapons on each side by two thirds but also because it "recognizes the new relationship, the new era in U.S.-Russia relations in that we are no longer concerned about the way the Russians configure their forces, nor are they concerned about the way in which we configure ours," says a senior U.S. administration official.
  • Senator Lugar Welcomes New U.S.-Russia Arms Reduction Pact Washington File 13 Jun 2002-- Winning the war on terrorism must be defined not only in terms of destroying terrorist cells but also undertaking the ambitious goal "of comprehensively preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction," Senator Richard G. Lugar (Republican-Indiana) said May 13 in a statement welcoming the news of a new U.S.-Russia arms control agreement.
  • Senator Biden Welcomes New U.S.-Russia Arms Control Treaty Washington File 13 Jun 2002-- Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (Democrat-Delaware), chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, says it is "very good news" that the United States and Russia have reached agreement to significantly reduce their nuclear arsenals, and he commended President Bush for his leadership on the issue.
  • U-S-RUSSIA ARMS VOA 03 Jun 2002-- Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov held a day of meetings in Washington Friday with President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell in an effort to have a nuclear arms reduction deal ready for the Bush summit visit to Russia in three weeks. Progress was reported, but there is still no final accord

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