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Backers of nuke treaty push for Republican support

Backers of nuke treaty push for Republican support

A senior senator is offering a plan aimed at overcoming objections by his fellow Republicans to a nuclear arms control treaty with Russia.
The proposal by Sen. Richard Lugar comes as Obama administration officials were making a last-minute push for the New START agreement ahead of a vote Thursday in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Lugar is the committee's ranking Republican and a longtime advocate of arms control. He was circulating an amendment to the resolution of support for the treaty offered by the committee's chairman, Democrat John Kerry.
The amendment was obtained by The Associated Press. It includes assurances about a host of concerns that Republicans have raised about the treaty, including whether it would limit U.S. missile defense.


Updated : 2021-10-25 04:07 GMT+08:00