Russia not going to reconsider atomic energy agreements with USA

No joint Russian-US agreements on the use of atomic energy will be reconsidered in view of the war against Iraq, Russian Atomic Energy Minister Alexander Rumyantsev announced at a news conference in Moscow today.

Rumyantsev believes that the US military campaign in Iraq is definitely "a political mistake". He stressed that the war against Iraq was not justified since Iraq presented no military threat to the world community recently.