VLADIVOSTOK. 9 September. VOSTOK-MEDIA. The USA has frozen an accord with Russia criticisizing Russian military actions in Georgia. President G. Bush had called upon Congress to pass the accord but on Monday he withdrew it back.
State Department Spokesman, Shone Maccormack said that taking into account the present situation it was not a time for this treaty. However, Bush’s Administration holds on opinion that if it is possible the accord will be presented in Congress again.
This bilateral accord will allow joint Russian-American ventures in nuclear area and Russia to process used nuclear fuel from the U.S. Such accords will benefit Russia while the U.S. will be sure that used nuclear fuel will not be transported elsewhere.
Interfax commented on a speaker from Ministry of External Policy who called the U.S. decision pity and not following bilateral relationship.