US plans ‘dramatic reductions’ in nuclear weapons
US President Barack Obama is planning "dramatic reductions" in the country's nuclear arsenal, a senior US administration official has said.
This would come as part of a sweeping policy review designed to prevent the spread of atomic weapons, he said.
He added that the new strategy will point to a greater role for conventional weapons.
Mr Obama was holding a meeting with his Defence Secretary Robert Gates to discuss the new nuclear strategy.
The review "will point to dramatic reductions in the stockpile, while maintaining a strong and reliable deterrent through the investments that have been made in the budget," the official said.