American politician Anthony Blinken, nominated by the new President Joe Biden as Secretary of State for the US State Department, said that the new US President’s administration will find ways to extend the Treaty to reduce and limit weapons. START-3 strategy.
|The United States is ready to extend the START-3 Treaty.|
According to TASS news agency, the politician said this during a hearing at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He said that the Biden administration will prioritize solving this problem as soon as Joe Biden takes office, as the treaty expires in more than 10 days.
He added that he does not know how long the Biden administration wants to extend START-3, this matter has not been decided by the Biden administration, but the extension of the START-3 treaty is completely certain because American interests.
One of the advantages of the START-3 Treaty, he declared, is that both Russia and the US have the right to control each other’s weapons.
The START-3 Treaty was signed in 2010 by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and US President Barack Obama. The treaty stipulates that each side will reduce its nuclear arsenal so that in seven years and in the future, the total number of weapons will not exceed 700 intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine ballistic missiles and machines. heavy bombers, as well as 1,550 warheads and 800 launchers were deployed and not deployed.
The agreement is valid until February 5, 2021 and may be renewed by agreement of the parties for no more than 5 years. Moscow has repeatedly called on Washington to extend this treaty, but under the administration of US President Donald Trump, they did not agree. But under Mr. Joseph Biden, US Defense Secretary candidate Lloyd Austin said that the US should continue to extend this treaty.
Mr Lloyd Austin said that he does not know what Russia’s nuclear program is, but if the treaty is renewed he would love the publicity and expansion of information about Russia’s nuclear weapons program, of course. the US side also made this public.
Previously, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to the United States to extend the START-3 Treaty without attaching any conditions. However, Mr. Robert OBrien, Assistant of the US President for National Security, said that the US will extend the treaty if China is involved. This is a condition set by the US side.
In response to Robert Obrien, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stated that, under the conditions set by the US side, the possibility of reaching an agreement with the United States on the extension of START-3 is very low.
Fundamentally, under President Donald Trump, he said, he was not ready to carefully negotiate to extend this treaty.