Yeltsin's nuclear arms cut misfires

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Keeping up his reputation for the unexpected, Russian President Boris Yeltsin yesterday declared his country would unilaterally slash its number of nuclear warheads by one-third.

Less than an hour after the president's pledge at a news conference on the first day of a three-day visit to Sweden, a spokesman said the cut is not imminent. Yeltsin's advisers often have to retract or modify his statements.

- Stockholm, AP