Obama and Medvedev Reach Agreement to Reduce Nuclear Arsenals

Posted by Trish Riley, July 7, 2009

Thank you, President Obama.

A new nuclear weapons treaty is seen as the first step toward Obama’s goal of sharply reducing the world’s nuclear stockpiles. The administration considers cuts by Russia and the United States, which together control more than 90 percent of the world’s nuclear arsenal, crucial to marshaling stronger international opposition to nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea.

Obama also sees the treaty as part of a larger nonproliferation effort that could lead toward the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons around the world.

via Obama and Medvedev Reach Agreement to Reduce Nuclear Arsenals – washingtonpost.com.