Obama, Rice huddle on arms treaty, other issues

President Barack Obama is meeting with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to talk about a pending arms treaty with Russia and other issues.

Washington: President Barack Obama is meeting with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to talk about a pending arms treaty with Russia and other issues.

A White House official said Rice and Obama have a "cordial relationship," and the president looks forward to Friday`s meeting covering "a range of foreign policy topics." The official isn`t authorized to speak publicly and insisted on anonymity.

The New START treaty, signed in April, would slash existing warhead limits by roughly a third. It has been approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, but the timing of a ratification vote by the full Senate is uncertain.

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