US and Russia yet to finalize nuclear arms deal

24-03-2010

Russia and the United States have not yet agreed on a new nuclear arms treaty that is likely to be signed in Prague, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Wednesday. US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev will speak in the coming days, and when the details are worked out, the treaty will be signed in the Czech capital, the spokesman added.

US and Russian presidents are expected set to sign a new START treaty in Prague next month, the office of the Czech president said on Wednesday after a confirmation form the Russian ambassador in Prague. The Russian Embassy said the meeting could take place on April 8; on April 5 of last year, Mr Obama outlined his vision of a world free of nuclear weapons in a keynote speech at Prague Castle.