USA and Russia would commit to reduce their number of nuclear weapons by half (Figure)
Data Figure: Russian Strategic Missile missile head
Tangxiang Global Times special correspondent reports, according to the British “Daily Telegraph” reported on July 1, U.S. President Barack Obama will be next week after he assumed office in Russia The first state visit, when two nuclear powers will begin to reduce their commitment to nuclear weapons by half.
It is reported that Obama will visit Moscow next Monday and meet with Russian President Medvedev to sign an agreement that provides for the deadline in December this year, started their own nuclear weapons reduction. Reported that, for both the Cold War rivals, the move is a breakthrough, by the two welcome.
Some observers here said that while Obama’s visit to Russia in three days the number will not identify specific cuts, but both sides want to cut up to half of their nuclear weapons. Currently, the two countries that has a total of 2,200 missiles to be deployed, in addition to thousands of pieces cut with a back or wait for the missile.
reports and analysis that the United States and Russia will make this agreement as a “diplomatic success” to announce. First, Russia than the United States urgently needs a new agreement to replace the Cold War, “Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.” Military experts said that, at present, the majority of Russian nuclear weapons have been technically impossible to use in 2020, Russia had maintained the ability to deploy 500 nuclear warheads. The new agreement will allow Russia to maintain parity with the United States the same position, and this agreement has been met with former U.S. President George-W-Bush’s strong opposition.
For Obama, the new agreement will enhance his credibility as president, he promised to eliminate weapons of mass destruction.
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