Negotiations

Obama, Medvedev Talk Nukes

Is this the start of a beautiful friendship? President Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev today in London, and the two world leaders pledged to renew negotiations on a new nuclear arms treaty. Both committed to reducing their nuclear arsenals to levels lower than those required by the START treaty, which mandates both nations to have between 1,700 and 2,200 warheads by December 31, 2012. Obama also met with Chinese President Hu Jintao today and announced plans to visit China during the second half of this year.