Us Russia strategic arms reduction treaty on the verge of failure

 Us Russia strategic arms reduction treaty on the verge of failure

The new strategic arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia is on the verge of invalidation, according to foreign media on November 3.

According to Reuters reported on November 1, Russia said on the same day that before the expiration of the new strategic arms reduction treaty in February 2021, the United States and Russia had not enough time to reach a mature treaty to replace the treaty.

Reported that the new strategic arms reduction treaty is the last important nuclear weapons control treaty between the two worlds largest nuclear states. It limits the number of strategic nuclear warheads that can be deployed by both countries.

Since the United States withdrew from another strategic arms agreement, the middle range missile treaty last August, the fate of the new strategic arms reduction treaty has been the focus of attention.

Interfax quoted Vladimir Leontyev, deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministrys arms control and non-proliferation Bureau, as saying: obviously, because there is not much time left We are unable to produce an alternative document that meets the requirements.

Russias latest 995a strategic nuclear submarine, Vladimir Dagong, launched its first Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile in the waters of the White Sea on October 30 (TASS)

Leontyev said the treaty could be extended with the agreement of both sides, but the prospect of such a situation is not clear because Washington did not act quickly, while Moscow needs at least half a year to implement the extension.

Washington did not immediately respond to Leontyevs comments.

U.S. officials say trump will not decide next year whether to extend the new START treaty.

According to reports, the existing treaty was signed by Trumps predecessor, Barack Obama, in 2010. It also limits the number of nuclear launchers, deployable land-based and submarine launched missiles, and bombers capable of carrying nuclear warheads that the two countries can have.

According to a report on the website of defense news weekly on November 1, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved admiral Charles Richard as the next commander of the U.S. strategic command.

Richard replaced Air Force General John Hatten as commander of the command, becoming the second strategic commander from the U.S. Navy since 2004. Hayden has been approved as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff.

Like past nuclear commanders, Richard said he was not in favor of the U.S. policy of not using nuclear weapons first, and called for continued investment in nuclear power.

According to US media, there are reports that the trump administration is considering the value of the new start. Responding to questions about the treaty during his appointment hearing, Richard said the treaty provides us with a valuable opportunity to learn about Russian military forces.. But he added that the treaty does not deal with multiple weapons that are not bound by the treaty. It was only agreed with Russia, and they are developing new systems. .

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