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Russia, US plan unprecedented nuclear cut: Lavrov

Russia, US plan unprecedented nuclear cut: Lavrov
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First Published: Tue, Dec 22 2009. 01 54 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Dec 22 2009. 01 54 PM IST
Moscow: Russia and the United States plan “radical and unprecedented” cuts to their Cold War arsenals of nuclear weapons under a new arms reduction deal, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
The world’s two largest nuclear powers have been trying to find a replacement for the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I), the biggest pact to cut nuclear weapons in history, but have so far failed to clinch a deal.
“The treaty will stipulate a radical and unprecedented reduction in strategic offensive weapons,” Lavrov was quoted as saying by state-owned RIA news agency.
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First Published: Tue, Dec 22 2009. 01 54 PM IST
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