Archive for December 16th, 2009


US-Russia continue to discuss over arm reduction

Russia and the United States will continue talks on a successor deal to the expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START-1) in Geneva later this week. Exciting talks I guess between nationalist Russia and Peace Nobel Price America… 

“The talks are expected to continue next week” in Geneva, Russian news agencies quoted a Foreign Ministry official as saying.

Moscow and Washington have been in intensive nuclear disarmament talks since July. Officials from both sides have recently expressed confidence in striking a new arms cuts agreement soon.

The START-1, signed in 1991 between the Soviet Union and the United States, obliged both sides to reduce their nuclear warheads to 6,000 and delivery vehicles to 1,600.

A follow-up agreement concluded in Moscow in 2002, known as the Moscow Treaty, envisioned cuts to 1,700-2,200 warheads by December2012.

President Dmitry Medvedev and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama announced at their first meeting in April that the two countries would find a replacement for the START-1 as part of their efforts to “reset” strained ties.

The new treaty’s outline agreed by the presidents at a July summit in Moscow included slashing nuclear arsenals to 1,500-1,675operational warheads and delivery vehicles to 500-1,000.