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Medvedev says US must compromise on missile shield

Video by Louis MASSIE

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-07-06

A day before US President Barack Obama was expected in Moscow, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (left) said the United States must compromise on plans to install a missile defence system in Europe if it wants a deal on nuclear disarmament.

AFP - US and Russian officials have yet to agree a framework document for replacing a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty, one day before US President Barack Obama arrives in Moscow, a news report said Sunday.
   
The signing of the declaration on the renewal of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) has been expected to be a major outcome of the summit meeting between Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.
   
"I can confirm that the final agreement of the document has not been completed," a source in the Russian foreign ministry described as a high ranking diplomat told the Interfax news agency.
   
Issues still to be resolved include problems related to the parameters for reducing the number of carriers of nuclear warheads on both sides, the source was quoted as saying.
   
Russian officials have said the declaration on replacing the START -- which expires in December -- will broad political document with a set of guidelines for agreeing a formal deal later this year or early 2010.
   

Date created : 2009-07-05

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