Don't stop, START
November 20th, 2010
05:52 PM ET
11 years ago

Don't stop, START

LISBON, Portugal (CNN) - Several nations once in the shadow of the Iron Curtain have a message for Republicans in Congress: Don't stop New START before it starts.

Making their appeal on behalf of the U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control treaty, the foreign ministers of Denmark, Norway, Latvia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Lithuania crashed a Saturday press conference by a senior U.S. administration official about talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. While President Barack Obama has said ratifying the treaty should be a top priority for Congress, key Republican senators have said they don't think a vote on it should be held before the new Congress convenes in January.

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