Russia tells the United States that Time is Running out to form a New Nuclear Arms Deal
The news comes after the Biden administration yesterday announced an offer to Russia to begin negotiations...
The United States was told by Russia that it is running out of time to negotiate a replacement for the New START nuclear treaty and that if it expired in 2026, without a replacement, then global security would be weakened. When it was enacted in 2011, the NEW Start treaty obliged both the United States and Russia to limit the number of deployed intercontinental ballistic missiles, deployed heavy bombers equipped with nuclear arms, and deployed submarine-launched missiles.
Nuclear warheads may not be onboard the deployed missiles and bombers as well. Both sides reached an agreement for the treaty around February 5th, 2018, and has been since extended through February 4th, 2026.
Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, said, "Moscow has repeatedly talked about the need to start such negotiations as soon as possible because there is little time left. If the treaty ceases to exist without being replaced with something sound, then it will have the most negative impact on world security and stability.”
When it was renewed last year, the New START treaty was just days from expiring and a new deal will require lengthy negotiations along with a very time-consuming ratification process.