Kremlin Source: New Arms Treaty Ready for Signing

By Lynn Berry

A senior Kremlin official says the United States and Russia have reached an agreement on “all documents” necessary to sign a new nuclear arms treaty.

The Kremlin source spoke March 24 by telephone to The Associated Press but would not elaborate.

President Barack Obama has briefed top lawmakers in Washington on the negotiations but so far U.S. officials have only said the final language is close.

Czech officials announced earlier that Prague will host the signing of the new U.S.-Russian treaty to reduce long-range nuclear weapons that would replace the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

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Update from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

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