Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 175

The speaker of the Russian Duma has used the 96th conference of the Interparliamentary Union as a platform to launch a Cold-War style attack on the U.S. and the West. In a speech to assembled delegates in Beijing on September 17, Gennady Seleznev condemned the recent U.S. missile strikes on Iraq, NATO’s planned enlargement, and what he described as the arbitrary use of sanctions and embargoes in the pursuit of power politics as well as efforts to construct a unipolar world. (Itar-Tass, September 17)

South Korean Army to Field Russian-Equipped Unit.