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-- Russian lawmakers tentatively approved the nuclear arms treaty with Washington the country's lower house of parliament gave a preliminary thumbs up Friday but there won't be a final vote on the new start treaty until mid January.
That's when Moscow returned from New Year's break Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said the Kremlin wants the -- to move forward.
-- -- we were pickups are you certain that the ratification.
Of the principal and the treaty which was ratified by the US senate on Wednesday marks the centerpiece of president Obama's efforts to reset ties with Moscow.
The pact would limit each country strategic nuclear warheads to about 15100 down from the current ceiling of -- -- 200.
I think what's happened over the last several weeks is not a victory for me it's a victory for the American people.
Meanwhile Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says confidential US cables released by the whistle blowing website WikiLeaks will not -- Moscow's relations with -- Washington.
In the leaked cables American diplomats described Russia as a virtual mafia state.
And also like in prime minister Vladimir Putin and Medvedev to Batman and Robin.
And -- with -- thinking if I were afraid what other people wrote about me I would never go in the Internet or watch TV with the Medvedev added that he and other Russian leaders have long been aware of the opinions expressed in those cables.
In Washington James Rosen Fox News.
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