Report: Russia to reconsider cooperation with NATO

The Interfax news agency cites a top Russian diplomat as saying Moscow is reconsidering its cooperation with NATO. The agency quotes Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko as saying the review "of course will touch on the military cooperation program." The comment reported Thursday reflects Russia's unhappiness with the alliance after this months fighting between Russian and Georgian troops in Georgia. Alliance member Norway said Wednesday it was told by Russia that it plans to cut all military ties with NATO. NATO foreign ministers said Tuesday they would make further ties with Russia dependent on its pulling troops back to pre-conflict positions in Georgia as pledged.