Russia scraps anti-crime deal with US

2013-01-30 19:46
Dmitry Medvedev (Picture: AFP)

Dmitry Medvedev (Picture: AFP)

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Moscow - Russia is pulling out of a crime-fighting and anti-drug agreement with the US amid rising tensions.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev informed Washington on Wednesday that Russia was scrapping the 10-year old accord because it was no longer relevant.

The agreement covered terrorism, corruption and transnational crime such as drug smuggling and human trafficking.

Alexey Pushkov, chair of Russia's parliamentary foreign affairs committee, told the Interfax news agency that the decision would not harm US-Russia relations and represented Russia's ability to manage its internal affairs without outside help.

Last year, Russia expelled the US International Development Agency and warned it wouldn't extend the Nunn-Lugar programme helping in the dismantling of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons stockpiles.

The US withdrew from a joint civil society working group on Friday.

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