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Russia and U.S. to Review 1987 Arms Treaty on Thursday

Russian and U.S. officials will meet in Moscow on Thursday to discuss compliance with a 1987 arms treaty, Interfax news agency quoted a Russian Foreign Ministry official as saying.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty eliminated nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with a range of 500-5,500 kilometers (300-3,400 miles.)

"We believe that this is an important agreement and that it should be properly executed," Interfax cited Mikhail Ulyanov, head of the non-proliferation and arms control department at the Foreign Ministry, as saying.

A Russian general said earlier this year Russia could pull out of the accord.

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