On January 22, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia welcomed the US president’s intentions Joe Biden on the renewal of the New Strategic Assault Weapons Reduction Treaty (New START), but Moscow wants to see concrete proposals from Washington.
“We welcome (the US) political will to extend this treaty,” Mr. Peskov said.
Mr. Peskov added that any decision on renewing the treaty will depend on the details of the proposal from Washington.
He said Moscow needed more time to study the US administration’s proposal, noting that the treaty extension conditions previously made by the US were inconsistent with Russia’s views.
[Mỹ muốn gia hạn Hiệp ước New START với Nga thêm 5 năm]
Previously, on January 21, the White House said that US President Biden wanted to extend New START for another 5 years.
New START is a treaty nuclear weapons cuts finally remaining Russia and the US, expected to expire on February 5.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on January 21 said the US would lobby for a 5-year extension of this treaty and the extension is more necessary than ever because Russia-US relations Many disagreements still exist.
The announcement from the new President Joe Biden’s administration states that the extension of the treaty is aimed at avoiding a nuclear arms race, but Biden will not seek to “reset” relations with Russia in any form. .
New START signed by leaders of Russia and the US in 2010 and officially took effect on 5/2/2011.
The provisions of the treaty stipulate that each party will reduce its nuclear arsenal seven years after the signing of the treaty and thereafter the total number of weapons will not exceed 700 intercontinental ballistic missiles, missiles. ballistic fire on submarines and heavy bombers, as well as 1,550 warheads and 800 launchers deployed and not deployed.
The agreement requires Russia and the US to exchange information about the number of warheads and launch vehicles twice a year.
February 5, 2018 is the deadline for Russia and the US to reach the targets set in New START and then on February 5, 2021, the two sides need to sign an extension of the treaty./.