Russia and the United States: Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty – Ready!

MOSCOW, March 26 (Itar-Tass) — The new strategic arms reduction treaty will reduce nuclear arsenals of Russia and the United States by approximately one-third, the Kremlin said in comment on the Friday telephone conversation of Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama.

The presidents agreed to sign the treaty in Prague on April 8.

β€œThe new treaty will set the following maximum limits on nuclear forces of Russia and the United States:

1,550 deployed warheads for each side, which is approximately one-third smaller than the START level.

700 deployed intercontinental ballistic missiles, deployed submarine-based ballistic missiles and deployed heavy bombers, which is twice lower than the START level.

800 deployed and non-deployed launchers of intercontinental ballistic missiles, deployed and non-deployed launchers of submarine-based ballistic missiles, and deployed and non-deployed heavy bombers,” the Kremlin said.

Each side will have the right to choose a makeup and structure of its strategic offensive armaments, the Kremlin said.

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