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McFaul: No human rights bill trade for granting Russia top trade status

President Barack Obama's administration will not support any human rights or democracy legislation in exchange for Congress repealing the 1974 Jackson-Vanik law, which is preventing Russia from getting top trade status with the United States, the U.S. envoy to Moscow said today. U.S. Ambassador to Russia Mike McFaul, he former NSC senior director for Russia and a key architect of the administration's "reset" policy with Russia, was in Washington today --along with all other U.
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McFaul: We must give Russia privileged trade status

News / International Affairs : The Cable (3 years ago)

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News / International Affairs : The Cable (2 years ago)

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News : Huffington Post (5 years ago)

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