Moscow says G7 nuclear rhetoric intended to pressure Russia, China


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May 23 (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that Group of Seven nuclear "rhetoric" has the sole aim of exerting psychological, military and political pressure on Moscow and Beijing. In the first ever communiqué on nuclear disarmament issued at the G7 summit last week, the group called on Russia and China to show greater transparency about their nuclear arsenals, akin to steps taken by the United States, Britain and France. In comments on the document, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov - the ministry's point man for arms control - said the statement reflects the group's anti-Russian and...