Russia, US plan unprecedented nuclear cut: Lavrov

Russia, US plan unprecedented nuclear cut: Lavrov

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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