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CIS: Medvedev, Obama sign declaration on weapons cuts

Tue Jul 7 00:57:51 EST 2009

MOSCOW, July 6 AFP - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and US President Barack Obama signed a declaration on Monday pledging to reach a new nuclear arms reduction pact to replace the 1991 START accord, the White House said.

"The presidents signed a Joint Understanding for a follow-on agreement to START that commits both parties to a legally binding treaty that will reduce nuclear weapons," the White House said in a statement.