US, Russia sign nuclear disarmament treaty

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US, Russia sign nuclear disarmament treaty
Prague, Apr 8: US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev have signed a landmark nuclear disarmament treaty in Prague on Thursday, Apr 8.

The treaty is hailed as a major sign of improved bilateral relations between the world's two leading nuclear powers.

This intends to send a strong signal to the world that Russia and the US are serious about disarmament.

Both Presidents say that the new cuts in the largest arsenals on the planet are a step toward a world without nuclear weapons and a signal to nations seeking them that there is no need.

The treaty will reduce the number of long-range deployed nuclear warheads by 30 percent.

The treaty is also a successor to the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which expired last Dec 2009.

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