Cautiously good news on the disarmament front

Efforts to clinch a new Russian-US nuclear disarmament deal this year have advanced and negotiators will report to the two countries' leaders this month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.

During President Obama's landmark visit to Moscow in July, he and Russian President Medvedev agreed to hammer out a new nuclear arms reduction pact to replace the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), preferably by the time it expires on December 5.

It seems to look that that might happen.


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