Presidents Obama and Medvedev meet today in London

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev are meeting for the first time today. Obama plans to open negotiation today to draft a new arms control treaty that could slash American and Russian strategic nuclear arsenals by about a third and possibly lead to even deeper reductions. For more, we talk with Clifford Levy, Moscow bureau chief for the New York Times.

"What's going on now is a bit like a first date. Both sides are sort of looking for all sorts of signals and suggestions and hints. They're trying to get a sense of whether there's a real future to this relationship."
—Clifford Levy of the New York Times on Obama's meeting with Dmitry Medvedev


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