US, Russia announce nuclear disarmament plans

April 1st, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama London, April 1 (DPA) US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev agreed Wednesday to draw up a new deal on nuclear disarmament.
The leaders issued a joint statement after meeting in London for the first time since Obama’s inauguration Jan 20.

The deal paves the way to replace a US-Russian strategic weapons reduction programme which expires at the end of 2009.

Obama and Medvedev are here to attend the Group of 20 (G20) summit of world leaders April 2.

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