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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

US, Russian leaders agreed on nuclear arms reduction treaty

On February 2, 2010, the US and Russia reached an agreement for the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty since 1991. The New START treaty, which replaced the expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, included significant reductions in both the number of deployed nuclear weapons as well as the number of nuclear-delivery systems. The announcement came as a number of world leaders gathered for the 2010 Paris Summit in the hope of eliminating all nuclear weapons. The treaty was later signed by US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and ratified by the US Senate and Russian parliament.


Obama and Medvedev signing the treaty

Learn more about the New START treaty from the JURIST news archive, and read commentary on the treaty from Daryl Kimball and David Krieger from JURIST Hotline.




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