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Russia threatens to wreck the ‘reset’

Russia has threatened the Obama administration that it will end cooperation on Iran and prevent the transfer of material to Afghanistan if Congress passes a law criticizing Russian human rights practices.

The White House argues that the U.S.-Russian “reset” of relations has had three positive results: the New START nuclear reductions treaty, Moscow’s cooperation in sanctioning Iran, and approval (for a price) for U.S. military goods to transit Russian territory on [...]

China’s report said.” The war of words hits a new all time record: “The United States has taken human rights as “a political instrument to defame other nations’ image and seek its own strategic interests,” the report said.

by ZH

As Xinhua reports on its front page, “The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2010 was released by the Information Office of China’s State Council, or cabinet, in response to the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2010 issued by the U.S. Department of State on April. The U.S. reports are “full of distortions and accusations of the human rights situation in [...]