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Russia Will Consider Return To Open Skies Treaty if U.S. Rejoins

Feb. 3 , 2021 (EIRNS)—Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in Moscow, yesterday, that if the U.S. returns to the Open Skies Treaty, Moscow will consider returning also. “If the United States fully returns to observing the treaty, the Russian Federation would be ready to constructively consider that new situation,” Lavrov said during a joint press conference with Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde.

The U.S. State Department, however, was not so quick to reciprocate. “We’re studying the issue. We’ll take a decision in due course,” spokesman Ned Price said during a press briefing hours later. “To the best of our knowledge, Russia is still not in full compliance with the treaty.”

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