Russia has no secrets to hide in Bout case: Kremlin

18th November 2010, Comments 0 comments

Russia has no military secrets to hide in the case of alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, the Kremlin's top foreign policy aide Sergei Prikhodko said Thursday.

"We have nothing to hide, no-one sees any military secrets or secrets of some other nature here," Russian news agencies quoted him as saying on a visit by President Dmitry Medvedev to Azerbaijan.

"We are interested that the investigation into this comrade is completed and he should answer the questions that US justice has for him."

The Thai authorities this week extradited Bout to the United States, provoking a furious reaction from Russia. On Wednesday, Bout pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges in a New York federal court.

© 2010 AFP

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