3.24.2010

I'll believe it when I see it

Are we any closer to START?
All but the final details have been cleared away for a historic nuclear arms reduction pact between the U.S. and Russia, officials said Wednesday, with the former Cold War rivals reaching agreement on necessary documents for a new treaty that both countries consider an important measure of trust and cooperation.

The State Department said the two countries are still working out unspecified technical details, but spokesman Mark Toner told reporters the two sides are "extremely close" to completing the agreement. He said there have been discussions with the Czech government about holding a signing ceremony in Prague — where President Obama last April declared his vision of a nuclear-free world.

Czech officials, who separately announced Wednesday that Prague will host the signing, did not give a date. (emphasis added)