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The state Department has evaluated the proposals of Russia and China on the Treaty on outer space

The US believes the unsuccessful proposals of Russia and China on the conclusion of a Treaty on arms control in space, stated on Friday to journalists by the assistant Secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation Christopher Ford.

"Russian and Chinese diplomats were very resourceful in proposing bad ideas about arms control in space... the Problem is some of the things that pushed Moscow and Beijing on this topic, it attempts to approach to the space in the traditional position of arms control: to define space weapons and prohibit it," he said during a telephone briefing.

The state Department has told about the expectations from the meeting with Russia to space

The U.S. hopes that the meeting on outer space in Vienna, on 27 July, will clarify the policies of the parties with respect to the space amid reports about the trial of Russian weapons in there, stated on Friday to journalists by the assistant Secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation Christopher Ford.

"We hope this meeting will allow us to explore ways to strengthen stability and security in outer space, as well as to move forward in the development of norms of responsible behavior in this very important area," he said during a telephone briefing.

The US has offered Russia to create a line space

The US has offered Russia to create a line of communication to prevent conflict in space, told assistant Secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation Christopher Ford.

"Our operator should be able to contact the operator as soon as there are potential problems and may happen a misunderstanding", — he said at a briefing.

The United States said on possible responses to threats in space

The United States reserves the right to retaliate in the event of a threat in space, said assistant Secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation Christopher Ford.

"Our policy is to warn and restrain, and if necessary, respond appropriately to threats to our objects in space, are important components of our space infrastructure... if there are such attacks or the threat, of course, we reserve the right to reply in the wrong place at the wrong time and in a manner which we deem necessary", - said Ford at a press briefing, answering a question on possible responses to Russia's actions.

The foreign Ministry responded to the accusations of U.S. failure to comply with agreements

The United States has no moral or legal right to accuse the other of violating agreements on arms control, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

"The U.S. has neither legal, nor political, nor moral plan to assess the implementation of agreements on arms control. For this purpose appropriate mechanisms to verify control, and in some cases created by international organizations", - said Zakharov on the briefing.

The United States suspect that the nuclear materials were at three sites in Iran

The United States suspect that nuclear materials could be located at three sites in Iran, including those two, that achieves the IAEA, said at the briefing, assistant Secretary of state for non-proliferation Christopher Ford.

"Now there is evidence about the potential are not declared nuclear materials or activities over a certain number of facilities in Iran. There are two objects to which the IAEA has requested access, and there is one object, which was found... information about the particles of uranium, and this suggests a potential presence at some moment not of declared nuclear material," said Ford.

The U.S. urged Russia and China to defend Iran from the IAEA

The United States urges Russia and China to defend Iran from the attention of the IAEA, said the US special envoy on Iran Brian hook.

On Friday, the IAEA Board of governors adopted a resolution urging Iran to provide access to two sites that want to visit an Agency. Russia and China voted against it.