Obama: We should reduce nuclear weapons by a third

President Barack Obama in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate
President Barack Obama in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate Credit: Reuters

President Obama called for a one-third reduction of US and Russia deployed nuclear weapons today, saying it was possible to secure American security and a strong deterrent while also limiting nuclear weapons. Speaking from the historic Brandenburg gates in Berlin, he said:

"Peace with justice means pursuing the security of a world without nuclear weapons, no matter how distant that dream may be.

"We can ensure the security of America and our allies and maintain a strong and credible strategic deterrent while reducing our deployed strategic nuclear weapons by up to one-third."

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Obama calls for nuclear cuts

President Barack Obama has renewed his call to reduce US and Russian nuclear stockpiles. Speaking in Berlin he called for a one-third reduction saying it was still possible to ensure American security.