Russia Us Resume Nuclear Arms Talks

02.01.10 | FL News Team

(Geneva)  --  The United States and Russia are making a final push today toward a landmark treaty that would end with both countries scaling back their stockpile of strategic weapons.  U.S. officials say the treaty is an important move in setting an example of nuclear disarmament as allies push to keep North Korea and Iran from pursuing their nuclear ambitions.

An accord would also help warm relations between Moscow and Washington.  Russia's foreign minister said he's hopeful the deal will be finalized.  A compromise would reportedly end with both countries cutting their nuclear arsenals by as much as one-thousand-675 warheads each.  The International Nuclear Disarmament Commission estimates both sides have well over two-thousand deployed strategic warheads.