[JURIST] The Russian State Duma [official website, in Russian] voted 350-59 on Friday to approve the New START nuclear arms treaty [materials, PDF; JURIST news archive] with the US, after just hours of debate. The New START treaty replaces the expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty [materials], with Russia and the US each pledging to reduce their countries’ nuclear warheads by about 30 percent. Under the terms of the treaty and its protocol, both countries would only be allowed to deploy…

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