USA exploring options for START extension

Washington is examining options for extending the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START) in the light of current threats. This was reported by a representative of the U.S. State Department.

The day before the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the treaty signing. In the document, Moscow called on Washington to give as soon as possible a positive response to the proposal to extend the START Treaty of Russian President Vladimir Putin – the Russian leader in December 2019 called for an extension of the agreement without preconditions and start working on practical issues.

The agency called the agreement an important step in developing cooperation between the countries in the field of nuclear arms control in the interests of strengthening international security and strategic stability.

Earlier in April, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that U.S. actions are directed against the extension of the START Treaty, and the question about the chances of extending the document should be asked Washington.

The U.S. State Department in March listed the Russian arms it wants to include in the extension of the START-3 Treaty between Russia and the United States. For his part, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stated that it was impossible to change or supplement the current START-3 Treaty.

The START Treaty was signed by Moscow and Washington in 2010. It remains the only treaty in force between Russia and the United States on arms limitation, which expires in February 2021. in the light of current threats. This was reported by a representative of the U.S. State Department.

The day before the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the treaty signing. In the document, Moscow called on Washington to give as soon as possible a positive response to the proposal to extend the START Treaty of Russian President Vladimir Putin – the Russian leader in December 2019 called for an extension of the agreement without preconditions and start working on practical issues.

The agency called the agreement an important step in developing cooperation between the countries in the field of nuclear arms control in the interests of strengthening international security and strategic stability.

Earlier in April, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that U.S. actions are directed against the extension of the START Treaty, and the question about the chances of extending the document should be asked Washington.

The U.S. State Department in March listed the Russian arms it wants to include in the extension of the START-3 Treaty between Russia and the United States. For his part, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stated that it was impossible to change or supplement the current START-3 Treaty.

The START Treaty was signed by Moscow and Washington in 2010. It remains the only treaty in force between Russia and the United States on arms limitation, which expires in February 2021.