On February 2, 2010, the US and Russia reached an agreement for the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty since 1991. The New START treaty, which replaced the expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, included significant reductions in both the number of deployed nuclear weapons as well as the number of nuclear-delivery systems. The announcement came as a number of world leaders gathered for the 2010 Paris Summit in the hope of eliminating all nuclear weapons. The treaty was later signed by US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and ratified by the US Senate and Russian parliament.
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