360° Coverage : Obama proposes further US, Russian nuclear arms cut

11 Updates

Obama proposes further US, Russian nuclear arms cut

Jun 19 2013, 11:42am CDT | by

Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama, currently on an official visit to Berlin, Wednesday proposed plans for America and Russia to further cut their strategic nuclear warheads.

Washington, June 19 — US President Barack Obama, currently on an official visit to Berlin, Wednesday proposed plans for America and Russia to further cut their strategic nuclear warheads. During a...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Obama proposes further US, Russian nuclear arms cut

Jun 19 2013, 11:42am CDT | by

Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama, currently on an official visit to Berlin, Wednesday proposed plans for America and Russia to further cut their strategic nuclear warheads.

Washington, June 19 — US President Barack Obama, currently on an official visit to Berlin, Wednesday proposed plans for America and Russia to further cut their strategic nuclear warheads.

During a speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Obama renewed his call to reduce the world's nuclear stockpiles, and said the US would ultimately strive toward eliminating nuclear weapons, Xinhua reported.

"After a comprehensive review, I have determined that we can ensure the security of America and our allies, and maintain a strong and credible strategic deterrent, while reducing our deployed strategic nuclear weapons by up to one third," he said.

"I intend to seek negotiated cuts with Russia to move beyond Cold War nuclear postures," Obama said.

"We may no longer live in fear of global annihilation, but so long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not truly safe," the US president said.

A one-third cut of the 1,550 atomic weapons agreed in the last Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) treaty between the US and Russia will leave each country with just over 1,000 nuclear weapons.

In response, Russia confirmed Wednesday that Obama had offered to discuss new rounds of nuclear disarmament.

However, President Vladimir Putin's foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said in Moscow that other countries that possess nuclear arms should be included in this process.

During his speech, the US president also announced that he would host a nuclear security summit before he leaves office in 2016 to address the international flow of nuclear weapons and material.

Obama said he would push for domestic support to pass a nuclear test ban treaty.

The US has about 1,700 nuclear weapons. Under START, which Obama signed with Russia in 2010, Washington and Moscow are committed to cutting their existing warhead ceilings by 30 percent over the next 10 years from the current 2,200 to 1,550. Each side is limited to 700 deployed long-range missiles and heavy bombers.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

12 minutes ago

Obama Civil Rights Nominee Debo Adegbile Withdraws Nomination

Sep 15 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Debo Adegbile, President Barack Obama's beleaguered nominee to lead to the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, has withdrawn his nomination and returned to private practice. The Senate blocked Adegbile's confirmation in March, not because of his credentials but because he was once an attorney for controversial death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted 30 years ago of ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
10

24 minutes ago

Coalition Of 50 Hispanic Groups Aims To 'Deliver Record Latino Turnout' For Midterms

Sep 15 2014 10:34am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

A coalition of 50 Latino groups announced the start of a monthlong drive to boost Hispanic voter registration Monday, vowing to raise turnout to record levels for the November midterm elections. Timed to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, which also began Monday, the announcement of the voter registration campaign comes shortly after President Barack Obama's decision earlier in September to postpone a planned executive action to offer deportation r ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
9

27 minutes ago

No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

Sep 15 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Townhall's

NEW YORK (AP) — While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
8

38 minutes ago

Alison Lundergan Grimes Goes Skeet-Shooting To Prove She's 'Not Barack Obama'

Sep 15 2014 10:20am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

U.S. Senate candidate and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) goes skeet-shooting in her campaign's latest television ad in an attempt to make it clear that she's "not Barack Obama." The ad, released Monday, has Grimes firing critiques toward her opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), as she shoots clay pigeons. She refers to a mix-up in a McConnell web video that feat ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
7

1 hour ago

Obama Declares Perpetual War

Sep 15 2014 9:15am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

President Barack Obama escalated the drone war he has conducted for the past five and a half years by declaring his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, or ISIL. Since August 8, Obama has mounted at least 154 airstrikes in Iraq. He will send 475 additional US troops, increasing the total number in Iraq to about 1,600. Obama announced he would conduct "a systematic campaign of airstrikes" in Iraq, and possibly in Syria. ...
Source: Truthout Stories   Full article at: Truthout Stories
 

 
Update
5

1 hour ago

Obama Declares Perpetual War

Sep 15 2014 9:15am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

President Barack Obama escalated the drone war he has conducted for the past five and a half years by declaring his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, or ISIL. Since August 8, Obama has mounted at least 154 airstrikes in Iraq. He will send 475 additional US troops, increasing the total number in Iraq to about 1,600. Obama announced he would conduct "a systematic campaign of air ...
Source: Truthout Stories   Full article at: Truthout Stories
 

 
Update
4

1 hour ago

Scott Brown Also Ran on National Security in 2010

Sep 15 2014 9:15am CDT | Source: Big Government

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) is defying the skeptics by making the New Hampshire race against incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen a real contest.  Though he voted as a centrist in Washington, D.C.—even casting a critical vote for the Dodd-Frank financial reforms—Brown has recaptured conservative zeal in opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants and emphasizing national security. He has focused the attention o ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
3

1 hour ago

Congress gets chance to probe Obama's war strategy

Sep 15 2014 9:05am CDT | Source: Townhall's

WASHINGTON (AP) — This week offers Congress its best chance to get answers about President Barack Obama's new Mideast ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
2

2 hours ago

Fournier: Obama Unpopularity Is 'an Anvil to Democrats'

Sep 15 2014 8:54am CDT | Source: Big Government

On Monday's broadcast of CNN's "New Day" during the show's "Inside Politics" segment, National Journal's Ron Fournier reacted to a new CNN/ORC poll which showed Scott Brown and incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in a 48-48 percent tie in that state's U.S. Senate midterm race. According to Fournier, Brown, formerly a Republican senator for neighboring Massachusetts, is t ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
1

2 hours ago

Bundled Cable Blinks: a La Carte In 2015; HBO Considers Break

Sep 15 2014 8:51am CDT | Source: Big Government

This is huge, huge news. But don't get too excited. For now at least, the a la carte "cable television" service will only be available on your mobile devices. Though it happened a few years sooner than I would have expected, the news also isn't a big surprise. It was just a matter of time before our Bundled Cable Overlords came to terms with the reality of reality. During a Thursday appearance at a Goldman Sachs technology confe ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Pakistani court orders murder case registration in activists' killing
Islamabad, Sep 15 (IANS) A court in Pakistan Monday ordered registration of cases in the killing of opposition activists during the anti-government protests in Islamabad, lawyers said.
 
 
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood chief gets 25 years in jail
Cairo, Sep 15 (IANS) Egypt's Giza Criminal Court Monday sentenced terrorist Muslim Brotherhood (MB) supreme guide Mohamad Badie along with 14 other leaders to 25 years in prison over clashes in Bahr el-Azam, Giza, the state-run MENA news agency reported.
 
 
Was MH370 plane crash actually suicide by pilot?
London, Sep 15 (IANS) The pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 killed himself and passengers by switching off oxygen supply in what is the sixth example of such a suicide, an aviation expert has suggested.
 
 
China, Maldives agree to establish all-round partnership
Male, Sep 15 (IANS) Chinese and Maldivian leaders agreed here Monday to establish a future-oriented all-round friendly and cooperative partnership between their two countries.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Pakistani court orders murder case registration in activists' killing
Islamabad, Sep 15 (IANS) A court in Pakistan Monday ordered registration of cases in the killing of opposition activists during the anti-government protests in Islamabad, lawyers said. Clashes erupted between the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood chief gets 25 years in jail
Cairo, Sep 15 (IANS) Egypt's Giza Criminal Court Monday sentenced terrorist Muslim Brotherhood (MB) supreme guide Mohamad Badie along with 14 other leaders to 25 years in prison over clashes in Bahr el-Azam, Giza, the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Was MH370 plane crash actually suicide by pilot?
London, Sep 15 (IANS) The pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 killed himself and passengers by switching off oxygen supply in what is the sixth example of such a suicide, an aviation expert has...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
China, Maldives agree to establish all-round partnership
Male, Sep 15 (IANS) Chinese and Maldivian leaders agreed here Monday to establish a future-oriented all-round friendly and cooperative partnership between their two countries. "For the sake of upgrading bilateral...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
ICRC provides emergency relief for thousands displaced in Syria
Geneva, Sep 15 (IANS) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Monday said it provided emergency relief for over 50,000 Syrian people amid the recently intensified clashes between Syrian government forces...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Six killed in fresh fighting in Ukraine
Kiev, Sep 15 (IANS) Six civilians were killed during renewed intense fighting between government troops and independence-seeking insurgents in Donetsk, the main rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, municipal authorities...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Kenya to host regional conference on Ebola
Nairobi, Sep 15 (IANS) African governments are due to meet in Nairobi from Tuesday for a regional conference on Ebola virus disease preparedness, Kenya's health ministry said Monday. The Sep 16-17 regional conference...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Angus Lennie has died aged 84
'The Great Escape' actor Angus Lennie has died. The 84-year-old star passed away at a nursing home in Acton, west London last night (14.09.14), the Daily Record newspaper reports. The Glasgow-born actor was best known...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Ben Affleck hoping for Batman education
Ben Affleck hopes starring in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' will be ''an education''. The 42-year-old actor was a controversial choice to appear as the Caped Crusader in the sequel to 2013's 'Man of Steel', but...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Sikhs open free school in Britain
London, Sep 15 (IANS) After facing a lot of disappointment in Britain's Coventry schools, members of the Indian-origin Sikh community have set up their own school for their new generation. Opened in Coventry, a city...
Read more on Politics Balla