(News 24h) – The two Russian-US presidents telegram to discuss bilateral issues, the situation of Ukraine, the Iran nuclear deal and the extension of the new START Arms Treaty.
The Kremlin on January 26 said that Moscow and Washington had just reached an agreement to extend the new START Nuclear Weapons Control Treaty.
|Russian President Vladimir Putin has a phone call with the new US President Joe Biden.|
The White House hasn’t immediately confirmed the Kremlin’s announcement, but said that President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed the matter over the phone and agreed that groups on both sides would do so. The urgent work is to complete the extension of the treaty by February 5 – the time when the treaty expires.
According to Reuters, the move sustained the last great pact of this kind between the world’s two largest nuclear powers.
The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) is a cornerstone of global arms control. The treaty limits the number of strategic nuclear warheads that the US and Russia can deploy to 1,550 each. In addition, the new START Treaty also limits the number of missiles placed on the ground and deployed in submarines and bombers.
Russia’s TASS news agency said that Putin and US President Joe Biden were on the phone for the first time since Biden took office on January 20.
Leaders Putin and Biden have “expressed satisfaction” that the diplomatic notes that the two countries previously exchanged that confirmed the treaty will be extended and the necessary procedures for the treaty to take effect will be. completed within the next few days, before this document expires.
International topics that the two countries are involved in include unilateral withdrawal from the Open Sky Treaty, issues in maintaining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program, settlement of love figure Ukraine, as well as Russia’s initiative to call for a summit of the Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council.
Trog announced from the White House, President Biden “reaffirms strong US support for Ukraine’s sovereignty” and “raises other issues of concern, including the SolarWinds cyber attack. reports on the Russian offer of killing US soldiers in Afghanistan, meddling in the US election in 2020 and the poisoning of Alexei Navalny ”.
“President Biden made clear that the US will act resolutely to protect national interests from damaging actions by Russia against us or our allies. The two presidents agreed to maintain transparent and consistent communication in the future, ”said the White House.