Moscow and Washington reach compromise on text of agreement on strategic offensive arms reduction on the whole

"On the whole, a compromise on the text" of one of the main documents of the Russian-US summit, which is to be held in May, - the Agreement on strategic offensive arms reduction - has been reached by the Russian and the US sides at the negotiations in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin quoted Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov as saying before journalists in the Kremlin on Monday. The Russian leader expressed satisfaction with the course of work with the US on preparing the May summit and announced that the Russian Foreign Minister and the US Secretary of State would ultimately adjust the texts of the rest of the documents in Reykjavik on Tuesday. "It would not have been easy to reach an agreement without the US administration's interest and active stand and attention on the part of President Bush", Putin underlined.

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