The sale, according to the statement, is "in the national security interests of the United States, thereby waiving the Congressional review requirements" under federal law, Xinhua news agency reported.
Individuals 12 years of age and older with weaker immune systems such as those who have undergone solid organ transplantation are also eligible for the shots at least 4 months after receipt of a fifth booster dose.
According to US estimates, Russia has amassed over 150,000 in and near Ukraine, up from about 100,000 on January 30.
The Kremlin has repeatedly denied it has plans to attack Ukraine but demanded that NATO never admit Ukraine and other ex-Soviet nations as members and the military alliance roll back troop deployments in former Soviet bloc nations.
The US has already put some 8,500 troops on "heightened alert," in preparation for what it claimed to be an "imminent" Russian invasion of Ukraine. The measure will enable the troops to be deployed on short notice if NATO decides to activate its rapid response force known as the NRF.
Every year the US gives 65,000 H1-B visas open to all and 20,000 to those with advanced US degrees.
"The talks were difficult, long, very professional, deep, concrete, without attempts to gloss over some sharp edges," Ryabkov told a press briefing on Monday night after the talks.
The variant has now been found up to 30 countries, according to reports.
For those on the other side of the ideological spectrum, upholding Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban would tarnish the reputation of the Supreme Court.
The USA team will be represented by former Indian team coach Harendra Singh and as many as five Indian-origin players Jatin Sharma, Mehtab Grewak, Gurcharan Johal, Amrinderpal Singh, and Shomik Chakraborty.
The leaders pledged to take concrete actions in support of their joint goals, including ending the Covid-19 pandemic and advancing global health, fostering competitiveness and creating the conditions for equitable growth, as well as coordinating a regional response to migration, it added.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed efforts to end what he called "structural, systematic and deeply entrenched" challenges to religious freedom, also calling on the international community to do the same.
China Telecom, which has provided telecoms services in the US for nearly 20 years, called the decision "disappointing"
The Biden administration has announced plans to invest more than $3 billion to accelerate the discovery, development and manufacturing of antiviral drugs to combat Covid-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased the mask-wearing guidelines for fully vaccinated people in the US, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.
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