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Obama, Medvedev agree to pursue nuclear reduction

President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a preliminary agreement Monday to reduce the world's two largest nuclear stockpiles by as much as a third, down to the lowest levels of any U.S.-Russia accord, and counter what Obama called "a sense of drift" in the countries' relations.

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"We must lead by example, and that's what we are doing here today," Obama declared in a Kremlin hall glittering in gold. "We resolve to reset U.S.-Russian relations so that we can cooperate more effectively in areas of common interest."

The document signed by the two leaders at a Moscow summit, Obama's first in Russia, is meant as a guide for negotiators as the nations work toward a replacement pact for the START arms control agreement that expires in December. The joint understanding also commits the countries to lower longer-range missiles for deliver
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Added: Jul-6-2009 Occurred On: Jul-6-2009
By: ConservativeDrones
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Tags: obama, medvedev, america, russia, usa, nuclear, pact, agreement, arms, deal,
Location: Moscow, Moscow City, Russia (load item map)
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