Russia, U.S. agree text of outline arms deal: report
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and the United States have agreed the text of an outline deal on cuts to nuclear weapons that U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to announce with Kremlin chief Dmitry Medvedev, a Russian Foreign Ministry source was quoted as saying on Monday by the Interfax news agency.
Obama and Medvedev are likely to announce a so-called framework agreement on Monday evening at the Kremlin, giving detailed instructions to negotiators to produce a treaty ready for signing by December.
In December an existing pact known as START-1 regulating the number of long-range nuclear weapons expires.
(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by Dmitry Solovyov)
- North Korea says Kim's powerful uncle dismissed for 'criminal acts'
- Thai PM calls snap election, protesters press on |
- Protesters fell Lenin statue, tell Ukraine's president 'you're next'
- Singapore hit by rare outbreak of rioting, 27 arrested |
- Venezuela's Maduro to raise pressure on business after local vote
Nelson Mandela: 1918 - 2013
Reuters looks at the life and times of Nelson Mandela, an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world. Video