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Monday, July 06, 2009

Obama, Medvedev sign "joint understanding” to reduce their stockpiles of nuclear weapons

Monday, July 06, 2009
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* SKTNews.com brings us the following Breaking News… US President Barack Obama and Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev have agreed a deal to reduce their stockpiles of nuclear weapons. Both countries have pledged to cut the number of nuclear warheads to 1,500-1,675 on each side, from current levels above 2,200… The new limits are planned to be reached within seven years of a new treaty coming into force… The pledge puts the world's two biggest nuclear powers further along the path to finding a replacement for the landmark 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START 1) which expires on December 5…
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US And Russia Agree Nuclear Weapons Cuts
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* Reuters.com has this good read posted up on their website today and it starts off like this… Russians queued up in Moscow at the weekend to press - quite literally - a reset button on U.S.-Russian relations, a publicity stunt meant to clear the air on the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit… The stunt centered on the symbolic red button U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in March, urging him to press it to reinvigorate relations between their two nations… Lavrov was quick to point out that the Americans had mis-spelled the Russian word on the button's label, giving it the meaning of "overload" instead of "reset."…
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Russians hit the red button on U.S. ties
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