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Moscow Says No Plans To Suspend Further Agreements With U.S.


Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the agreement to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium with then-U.S President Bill Clinton in 2000.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the agreement to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium with then-U.S President Bill Clinton in 2000.

Russia has no far-reaching plans to suspend further agreements with the United States after suspending an agreement to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium, the Kremlin said on October 4.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 3 suspended the plutonium disposal agreement hours before the United States announced it was suspending talks with Russia on reviving a cease-fire and peace process in Syria.

"I wouldn't see far-reaching plans" to suspend further agreements as a result of the announcements, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Peskov added that there is no connection between the Russian announcement on weapons disposal and sanctions imposed on Russia by Western countries since 2014 over its agression in Ukraine.

"Unfortunately, the potential of unfriendly and unconstructive moves towards Russia is on the growing trend," but the Kremlin would still like to improve ties with the United States "so that Russia and the U.S. fulfill their functions to ensure global stability and security," he said.

Based on reporting by Reuters, TASS, and Interfax
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