"If these conditions don't change the text of the treaty, we may pass a ratification bill even tomorrow."
- Lower house speaker BORIS GRYZLOV,on the Kremlin not only welcoming the U.S. Senate's ratifying of the START nuclear arms control treaty but that Russia hopes to approve it quickly
"I'm convinced that America is safer and more secure with the New Start treaty than without it."
- SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER,Republican from Tennessee, announcing that he would vote for President Obama's arms control treaty with Russia; the pact appears to have the votes to pass the Senate
"It cannot be opened up and become the subject of new negotiations."
- SERGEI LAVROV,Russian Foreign Minister, on the U.S. Senate's discussion of amending New Start, the arms control treaty that was agreed upon between President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
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