Quote: Anatoly Antonov

Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, joined Anatoly Antonov, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, in a side event at the 2013 NPT Prepcom in Geneva to brief delegates on the implementation of the New START Treaty. In her presentation Under Secretary Gottemoeller outlined the treaty’s verification regime and the continued success of the treaty’s implementation. See the presentation here: http://geneva.usmission.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/New-START-Treaty-An-Overview-of-the-Verification-Regime.pdf U.S. Mission Geneva / Eric Bridiers

U.S. Mission Geneva / Eric Bridiers

The Russian Defense Ministry has urged NATO and Saudi Arabia to explain accusations that Russian airstrikes had allegedly targeted hospitals in Syria, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Tuesday.

“We have summoned the US, UK, French, German, Italian, Saudi Arabian, Turkish and NATO military attaches today asked to give a formal explanation of these statements or to refute them. This especially concerns a number of outrageous allegations in the English-speaking media about alleged airstrikes on hospitals.”

-Anatoly Antonov