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7 Aug, 2010 13:21

Russia accuses US of nuclear transgressions

Russia's Foreign Ministry is accusing the US of non-compliance with a number of key arms control and nuclear non-proliferation treaties.

According to the report, which has just been published on the Ministry's website, from 1996 to 2001, the US failed to prevent the loss of 1,500 radioactive materials.

Moscow says Washington has failed to comply with the old nuclear START treaty by returning to service several missile silos it was supposed to scrap.

Washington is also accused of failing to comply with international agreements on missile technologies, and for helping Israel create its air defense system.

Another allegation is the US supplied military equipment to many countries including those it blacklisted itself.

Political analyst Vladimir Kozin sees the Russian Foreign Ministry’s report as a response to a similar paper published not long ago by the US Department of State.

“It appeared – for the general public – on July 28, and the Russian Foreign Ministry refuted its content. But they also decided to offer some sort of a response in the form of a report that appeared today,” Kozin told RT.

So far there has been no official reaction from Washington.