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US, Russia launch nuclear arms reduction pact

MUNICH, Germany (AFP) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched a landmark nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia on Saturday, a showpiece of Washington’s “reset” of ties with its former Cold War enemy. The new START nuclear arms reduction treaty officially came into force when Clinton and Russian counterpart…

US poised to ratify nuclear treaty with Russia

WASHINGTON — A landmark treaty on nuclear arms that will bind the United States and Russia is set for ratification Wednesday after an arduous Senate battle, handing President Barack Obama a major diplomatic triumph. “We are on the brink of writing the next chapter in the 40-year history of wrestling…

Obama: Failure to ratify START nuclear treaty puts US security at risk

US President Barack Obama on Saturday renewed his call on US senators to quickly ratify the new START nuclear arms treaty with Russia, warning that failure to approve it would result in serious consequences for the country’s security. “Without ratification this year, the United States will have no inspectors on…

US-Russian ‘reset’ in trouble as nuke pact stalls

US-Russian ‘reset’ in relations jeopardized as prospects for New START pact ratification dim Is the reset on the rocks? Rumblings in Washington by the resurgent Republican Party against Senate ratification of the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty raise doubts about a fragile U.S.-Russian rapprochement — the “reset” that has…

Clinton calls for Senate to act on nuclear treaty

Clinton says Senate should vote on nuclear treaty during lame-duck session, calls it crucial Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pressing the Senate to vote this year on a new U.S.-Russian nuclear weapons treaty, saying that postponing a vote would undermine national security. Speaking to reporters after a 90-minute…

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