President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in Prague, Czech Republic, April 8, 2010. Obama called the treaty "an important first step forward" for promoting international nonproliferation goals and enabling even more nuclear cuts in the future. Medvedev characterized it as "a win-win situation" for Russia and the US that will benefit all nations. Here, Obama and Medvedev during the signing ceremony. Upon entry into force, the New START Treaty would reduce each nation's arsenal to 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads, 700 deployed launchers, and 800 total launchers, including non-deployed assets.
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