Embassies of the US and Russia in Slovakia welcome the signing of a new treaty to cut nuclear arms in Prague on Thursday, April 8, the TASR newswire was informed.
"Last April in Prague, President Obama made clear America’s intention to pursue the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons. With this agreement, the United States and Russia – the two largest nuclear powers in the world – send a clear signal that we intend to lead," the US Embassy said in a statement sent to TASR.
"By upholding our commitments under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, we strengthen our global efforts to stop the spread of these weapons. While this aspiration will not be reached in the near future, a fundamental part of that effort was the negotiation of a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia that is being signed today in Prague," reads the statement.
The Russian embassy, for its part, said that "we welcome the new treaty that helps demilitarise international relations." The new landmark nuclear disarmament treaty, which envisages a cut of 30 percent in the arsenals of the two superpowers, was signed by US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Prague.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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9. Apr 2010 at 10:00