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Kittrie discusses reported weapons sales

September 23, 2008

Professor Orde F. Kittrie, of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, was interviewed on the national Fox News network Friday, Sept. 21, to discuss the legal and policy implications of reported Russian anti-aircraft missile sales to Iran.

Kittrie said the reports of Russian anti-aircraft missile sales to Iran come less than a week after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a report stating that, contrary to international law, Iran is proceeding with its nuclear program and failing to cooperate with IAEA inspectors. He also noted that the reported Russian sale would be inconsistent with U.N. Security Resolution 1747.

Kittrie is one of 12 members of a special committee created by the U.S. Congress to make recommendations on how to better prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. Prior to entering academia, Kittrie served for 11 years at the U.S. Department of State. As the Department's lead nuclear affairs attorney, Kittrie negotiated five U.S.-Russia nuclear agreements and a U.N. treaty to combat nuclear terrorism.

Janie Magruder,
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Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law