Russia raises questions on non-nuclear US weapons - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Russia raises questions on non-nuclear US weapons

Posted:
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -

Russia says non-nuclear weapons must be taken into account if Washington and Moscow discuss further reductions in atomic arsenals.

   President Barack Obama has said he wants U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles reduced by one-third, more than required by a treaty that took effect two years ago.

   But Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told The Associated Press and Bloomberg news agencies Friday that talks on further nuclear reductions should also factor in new types of American weapons.

   Those include so-called "prompt global strike" weapons that would let the U.S. strike targets anywhere in the world in as little as an hour.

   Lavrov didn't specify how Russia wants to limit such weapons, but noted that while they don't have the "inhuman effect" of nuclear weapons, they could still impact global stability.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.