Obama: Start nuclear treaty vital for national security

 BBC News


US President Barack Obama has called the ratification of a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia "a national security imperative", adding that the US Senate must act before a new Congress arrives.

The treaty would reduce both countries’ nuclear arsenals and allow each to inspect the other’s facilities.

Mr Obama has expressed confidence the measure will pass successfully.

But some Republicans have resisted the administration’s push, saying it should not be voted on this year.

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