Russia explains why it would snub nuclear summit

November 5, 2014 8:48 PM

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it has decided not to engage in preparations for a nuclear summit in Washington because it serves little purpose and gives too much weight to the U.S.

Wednesday's statement was the first confirmation by Moscow that it intends to snub the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. U.S. and European officials have earlier told The Associated Press that Moscow refused to participate.

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