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Washington, Moscow's advice, how to export arms

July 26 2006

U.S. urged Russia to reconsider the future sale to Venezuela military equipment. In Washington, confident that this transaction is not in the interests of both sides.

"We expressed our concern to the Russian government and urged it to reconsider the deal" - the press secretary said the U.S. State Department Tom Casey.

The United States believes that the defense of Caracas does not require such a number of weapons and arms sales to destabilize the situation in the region, reports AP.

Recall that Venezuela intends to buy from Russia fighter "Su", as well as a large consignment of Kalashnikov rifle. The total transaction is estimated at $ 1 billion.

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