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India benefitting from Indus Water Treaty flaws

ISLAMABAD – The Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power was informed Monday that India was taking advantage of the flaws in the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) to build dams on the rivers allotted to Pakistan under the deal. The representatives of the Ministry of Water and Power told the committee that they were keeping an eye on the India’s designs to build dams on the Chenab River while steps were under consideration to curtail the violations of the treaty.
The committee, which

Russia ratifies US N-disarmament treaty

MOSCOW – Russia’s upper house of parliament ratified the new US nuclear disarmament treaty Wednesday, the final step in approving the first nuclear pact between the two former Cold War rivals in 20 years.
Senators at the Federation Council voted unanimously to approve the new START treaty, which US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev signed in Prague on April 8, 2010.
The new Strategic Arms Reductions Treaty (START) reduces old warhead ceilings

Cabinet wants an extradition treaty with Ukraine

ISLAMABAD – The Cabinet, which is scheduled to meet on Wednesday (January 26), will approve negotiations for agreement on an extradition treaty between Pakistan and Ukraine, Pakistan Today has learnt reliably.
After the signing of this treaty, each country’s prisoners will be returned to their country of origin. Pakistan has been working on signing extradition treaties with different countries all over the world. According to data recently provided to the National Assembly, more

Russia hopeful on US nuclear treaty ratification

MOSCOW – Russia on Thursday welcomed the US Senate’s approval of a treaty slashing the nuclear missile arsenals of the Cold War foes, with parliament saying it could ratify the accord as early as this week.
US senators ratified Wednesday the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) after a months-long political battle, putting the ball firmly in the court of the Russian legislature to respond. President Dmitry Medvedev, who signed the treaty in Prague in April with his US

France says ratify nuclear test ban treaty after START

PARIS – Nuclear-armed France on Thursday welcomed the US Senate’s approval of a treaty slashing US and Russian nuclear arsenals but called also for the ratification of a treaty banning atomic blast tests.
The US ratification on Wednesday of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) after a months-long political battle is “an essential step towards this accord coming into force,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bernard Valero said.
“Reducing Russian and American nuclear arsenals

US poised to ratify nuclear treaty with Russia

WASHINGTON: A landmark treaty on nuclear arms that will bind the United States and Russia is set for ratification Wednesday after an arduous Senate battle, handing President Barack Obama a major diplomatic triumph.
“We are on the brink of writing the next chapter in the 40-year history of wrestling with the threat of nuclear weapons,” said Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair John Kerry after lawmakers Tuesday moved 67-28 to end debate on the new Strategic Arms Reduction

Obama woos senators on Russia treaty vote

WASHINGTON – A landmark US-Russia nuclear arms control treaty faced a key test vote in the US Senate as early as Tuesday as President Barack Obama ramped up pressure on wary lawmakers to back the accord.
Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wooed Republicans by telephone, lawmakers said Monday, as the top US uniformed officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, wrote a letter unreservedly backing the pact.
“This treaty has the full support of your