Kremlin hails Senate`s approval of nuclear treaty
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 23, 2010, 14:17
  
Moscow: President Dmitry Medvedev has welcomed the US Senate's decision to ratify a landmark US-Russian nuclear arms control treaty and voiced hope that Russian legislators will follow suit.

Medvedev's spokeswoman Natalya Timakova said that when Medvedev signed the New START treaty with President Barack Obama, they agreed that the ratification process should be conducted simultaneously.

Legislators in the Kremlin-controlled parliament had said before the Senate ratified the pact on Wednesday that they would approve the treaty quickly after it's ratified in the US.

However, Timakova said on Thursday the Russian Parliament would need to study the Senate's ratification resolution before voting. The Russian Parliament is scheduled to have its next session on Friday.

Bureau Report


First Published: Thursday, December 23, 2010, 14:17


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