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We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else it will define us. Neither I, nor any President can promise the total defeat of terror. What we must do is dismantle networks that pose a direct danger.
The U.S. president was speaking on his administration's counter terrorism policy.
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Lithuanian security services have arrested a Russian national at the request of the US Justice Department, which suspects him of smuggling export-restricted military equipment.
Dmitry Ustinov, 46, was detained over a month ago at Vilnius airport in Lithuania, after he arrived from the US to allegedly negotiate a sales deal for night vision equipment used by the US military, the Delfi news portal reported.
Alexander Mamayev, head of the Russian Embassy's consulate department, said Moscow has been informed about Ustinov's detention and the embassy was assisting him.
"Ustinov was detained over a month ago. Our (embassy) representatives visited him in detention as requested and gave recommendations on defense attorneys," he said.
Ustinov, whose detention was based on an arrest warrant from the US state of Delaware, introduced himself to embassy representatives as an owner of weapons store in Moscow, Mamayev added.
Delfi said the US special services established that in 2010 Ustinov wrote an e-mail to a co-conspirator asking to buy him night vision equipment.
Between July 2010 and October 2012, Ustinov acquired and later sold at least 13 items of military-oriented night vision equipment including PVS-14 sights after smuggling them out of the US, the news portal reported. ...
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