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Obama calls for nuclear weapons to be cut by a third

President Barack Obama has called for a one-third reduction of the world's nuclear stockpiles.

Speaking at Berlin's historic Brandenburg Gate, a powerful symbol of the Cold War, he said it was possible to ensure American security and a strong deterrent and also reduce nuclear weapons.

He said he intends to seek negotiated cuts with Russia to move beyond a Cold War nuclear posture.

Mr Obama promised to work with Nato allies to forge a new international framework for peaceful nuclear power. He said the US will hold a summit in 2016 on securing nuclear materials around the world.

He also called for a treaty to end production of fissile material.

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