U.S., Russia to sign nuclear arms treaty

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have agreed to sign a new treaty that will reduce and limit global stockpiles of nuclear weapons.

The New START Treaty limits each country to 1,550 warheads, including intercontinental and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. That’s a 30 per cent reduction in the number of warheads permitted in an earlier agreement, the Moscow Treaty of 2002.

The new treaty, finally agreed to by Obama and Medvedev in a phone call Friday morning, includes a verification system that includes on-site inspections and data exchanges.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/03/26/us-russia-nuclear-treaty.html#ixzz0jIbHRhm9

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