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  • "Let me state unequivocally today on the record before this committee that there were no, I repeat no, backroom deals made in connection with the new START treaty; not on missile defense nor on any other issue," she said.

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  • "The door to tangible, mutually beneficial missile defense cooperation with the United States, and potentially with NATO, is wide open," Mr. Rose said. "We look forward to continuing our discussions with Russia and to finding ways to cooperate and mutually protect our nations' national security interests."

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