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    Russian-US Plutonium Deal Could be Renewed if US Abides by It, Lifts Sanctions

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    Washington should abide by its obligations under the plutonium deal and scrap its anti-Russia measures - this will pave the way for Moscow toward renewing the agreement.

    BERN (Switzerland), (Sputnik) — The suspended Russian-US plutonium disposition agreement could be renewed if the United States begins abiding by it in good faith and lifts anti-Russia sanctions, Speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament Valentina Matvienko said Thursday.

    "We have stated that the renewal of the agreement will be possible only on condition that the United States will in good faith start abiding by it as we do, and of course on condition that sanctions and other restrictive measures against Russia are lifted," Matvienko said at a Russian economic and financial forum session in Switzerland.

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    sanctions, US-Russia Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement (PMDA), Valentina Matvienko, United States, Russia
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