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Obama renews call for nuclear reductions

3 years 4 months 6 days ago June 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013 Wednesday, June 19 2013 June 19, 2013 7:10 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

BERLIN - President Barack Obama is calling for a one-third reduction of the world's nuclear stockpiles.

Obama spoke today at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate, a powerful symbol of the Cold War. He says it's possible to ensure American security and a strong deterrent and also reduce nuclear weapons.

He says he intends to seek negotiated cuts with Russia to move beyond a Cold War nuclear posture.

Obama is pledging to work with NATO allies to forge a new international framework for peaceful nuclear power. He says the U.S. will hold a summit in 2016 on securing nuclear materials around the world.

He's also calling for a treaty to end production of fissile material.

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