Friday, March 26, 2010

US & Russia Reach Nuclear Arms Control Deal


The U.S. and Russia sealed a deal on a major treaty to cut their deployed nuclear arsenals by 30%, while reducing the number of missiles, bombers and submarines, the White House announced. The accord, a follow-on to the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty that expired in December, would cap deployed warheads at 1,550. Deployed ballistic missiles and bombers would be limited to 700.

President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev spoke in a phone call Friday morning. The White House said the pact will be signed April 8 in Prague, the city where the Mr. Obama launched his nuclear security initiative almost a year ago to the day.

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