New START – one more step forward
The two countries’ leaders, Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama, discussed the final details of the pact in a telephone conversation on Saturday.
"They had a good conversation and they looked upon progress and consensus concerning new START Treaty reached in Geneva,” stated press-secretary of the US National Security Council, Michael Hammer.
Under the original pact, the countries massively reduced their nuclear arsenals from the late Cold War levels.
The ongoing negotiations were officially launched last April, but reportedly stalled over the controversial American plans for a missile shield in Europe.