Biden warns failure to pass nuclear treaty endangers US
Nov 16, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Vice-President Joseph Biden has warned the US that failure to ratify a new nuclear arms control treaty with Russia will "endanger our national security".
He was reacting to comments by Jon Kyl, a Republican senator who said he did not think ratification of the New Start treaty should be considered this year.
Mr Biden said without such approval, the US would be unable to inspect and track the Russian nuclear arsenal.
The treaty aims to reduce the nuclear arsenal of the two countries
Signed in April by US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitri Medvedev New Start replaces the Start treaty which expired in December of last year.