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U.S. and Russia to Enter Civilian Nuclear Pact
Washington Post ^
| July 8, 2006
| Peter Baker
Posted on 07/08/2006 8:47:32 AM PDT by zarf
President Bush has decided to permit extensive U.S. civilian nuclear cooperation with Russia for the first time, administration officials said yesterday, reversing decades of bipartisan policy in a move that would be worth billions of dollars to Moscow but could provoke an uproar in Congress.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: energy; nuclear
posted on 07/08/2006 8:47:34 AM PDT
You cut out the good parts:
Bush resisted such a move for years, insisting that Russia first stop building a nuclear power station for Iran near the Persian Gulf. But U.S. officials have shifted their view of Russia's collaboration with Iran and concluded that President Vladimir Putin has become a more constructive partner in trying to pressure Tehran to give up any aspirations for nuclear weapons.
So now can we have sanctions against Iran?
posted on 07/08/2006 9:01:57 AM PDT
(A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.)
Exactly my reaction when I read the piece. This was the price we have to pay Russia. One down and China still to go.
posted on 07/08/2006 10:28:14 AM PDT
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