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    The US sees progress in Russia’s willingness to recommit to the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States has seen some progress in Russia’s willingness to recommit to the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty despite difficult negotiations, US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller said in a hearing on Thursday.

    "We have been engaged in steady diplomacy [with Moscow], I see some progress in Russia's willingness at the highest level to recommit to the [INF] treaty now," Gottemoeller told members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She added, "It has been a very difficult negotiation."

    The State Department official continued that Washington was "looking forward to moving expeditiously in 2016 to try to make some progress on this difficult matter."

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