George W. Bush

Presidency

What treaty did President Bush and Russian leader Vladimir Putin sign that limited nuclear weapons?

President Bush and Russian leader Vladimir Putin signed the Moscow Treaty, or the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (SORT), on May 24, 2002, in Moscow. Under the measure, each country agreed to keep its level of operational nuclear warheads at a number between 1700 and 2200. SORT is an extension of earlier treaties between the two countries, such as SALT I and II and START I, II, and III.



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