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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ivanov, Albright Talk

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- A day after their deputies ended arms control talks with no reported progress, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov disagreed Friday over amending a key missile treaty.

Albright stated anew that Washington wants to amend the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty to allow for a limited defense system to guard against a few missiles launched by "rogue states."

Ivanov, who talked with Albright at the APEC forum, warned of the dangers of tinkering with the treaty. "ABM represents the cornerstone of strategic stability. Should that cornerstone be disrupted then strategic stability will be," too, Ivanov said.