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    NATO, RUSSIA CAN ACHIEVE PROGRESS IN WMD NONPROLIFERATION, SAYS RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTER

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    MUNICH, February 7 (RIA Novosti corr. Alexei Berezin) - "The mechanism of NATO-Russia interaction can become the tool that will make it possible to achieve substantial quality progress in the field of nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction," Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said at the 40th international Munich conference on security. He delivered a report called "Issues of international security in the context of Russia-NATO relations." "I believe it's important to start working on issues of interaction first on the military-political, and then on the military-technical level to prevent different components of WMDs from being used in terrorist acts or by mistakes or due to accidents and eliminate the consequences of such use," Ivanov said.

    In his words, ultimately, the nature of the threat on the part of international terrorist organizations is such that it excludes efficient action against it within the framework of one nation or NATO.

    Ivanov stressed that Russia and NATO should not substitute for the UN or the IAEA; however, now there exists an objective possibility to work out on the basis of the mechanism of the Twenty standards and technologies to react to such cases in the event of crises or preventively, he said.

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