Russia, US Agree on the Need to Comply With New START Treaty - Moscow

Author: us-russia
Comments: 0
Russia, US Agree on the Need to Comply With New START Treaty - Moscow
Published 12-09-2017, 07:00
Russian and US diplomats discussed the New START treaty aiming to decrease the number of deployed nuclear warheads, which is set to expire in 2021.

HELSINKI (Sputnik) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Tuesday that Moscow and Washington agreed that it is necessary to comply with the commitments under the New START Treaty (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty).

"There is a general understanding that there should not and cannot be any deviations from the agreement's requirements, and all efforts necessary to guarantee the achievement of this goal will be undertaken. In the course of contacts in Helsinki we were able to ascertain that the US side approaches this task in a very serious and responsible way," Ryabkov told reporters after meeting with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon.

Ryabkov also said that Moscow and Washington had begun expert consultations on the future of the START treaty.

"Yes, we have begun such consultations, it is one of the elements of the agenda," he said.

The New START Treaty between Russia and the United States entered into force on February 5, 2011. Both sides agreed under the treaty to decrease the number of deployed nuclear warheads of 1,550 and the number of deployed missiles and bombers to 700. The agreement is set to expire in 2021 and stipulates that the parties may agree to extend the treaty for a period of no more than five years.

 

sputniknews.com

Comments: 0
Experts' Panel
Save the Planet Expert`s Pannel
Presently a growing number of people, including well known and...
Save the Planet Expert`s Pannel
Top
popular in the journal
Christmas wishes for US-Russia...

Christmas wishes for US-Russia...

Forget about claims that "America is back — we’re at the head of the table once again.”  Not only does this statement sound pathetic in the face of our country’s ...
Russia says American system...

Russia says American system...

The assault on the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump lays bare fault lines in American democracy, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on ...
RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 31...

RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 31...

Happy New Year! (as much as it can be, that is) С Новым Годом!
Russia wants UK, France to join...

Russia wants UK, France to join...

Russian ambassador to US said "these countries possess nuclear arsenals comparable to the Chinese one"
No One Benefits From Renewed...

No One Benefits From Renewed...

The continued presentation of a Russian threat that is both outsized and out of control is profoundly problematic for the West itself.