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U.S. Nuclear Risk Reduction Center

Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 1, 2011


An interagency team led by the Director of the Department of State’s Nuclear Risk Reduction Center has returned from consultations held in Moscow, Russia, between the Center and its counterpart in the Russian Federation. During the consultations in Moscow, the delegations discussed technical issues related to information exchanges and other operational issues.

The Centers are responsible for transmitting and receiving time-sensitive communications required by arms control treaties and security agreements, including the New START Treaty, the OSCE Vienna Document and, other bilateral and multilateral agreements. Since 1987, watch officers have staffed the Centers around the clock, receiving, translating, and disseminating those communications.

NRRC consultations are a regular feature of cooperation between the United States and the Russian Federation.

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PRN: 2011/874


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