Obama confident on ratifying START treaty

14th November 2010, Comments 0 comments

US President Barack Obama said Sunday he felt "reasonably good" about the chances of the Senate ratifying a major nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia this year.

The Obama administration has been locked in heated negotiations with Republican lawmakers -- who will step into the new Congress next year after making huge gains -- over the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which slashes US and Russian nuclear arsenals.

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