Russia agreed to freeze the number of tuberculous warheads to extend the arms control treaty

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 Russia agreed to freeze the number of tuberculous warheads to extend the arms control treaty


On Tuesday, Russia agreed to freeze all nuclear warheads on both sides in exchange for a one-year extension of the treaty. Subsequently, a spokesman for the US State Department said in a statement that we appreciate Russias attitude and that the US side is ready to meet immediately to reach a verifiable agreement.

A day later, the White House website published a message on the 21st that US Secretary of state pompeio said when talking about this topic, Russia has agreed in principle to freeze all its nuclear arsenals (quantities), and we are very happy about it.

Expanding the agreement will be historic, he said at a news conference. But we need to make sure that U.S. and Russian negotiators meet in the near future so that negotiations can move forward and a final, verifiable draft agreement can be finalized.

President trump has made it clear that for the United States or our friends or allies, the START treaty itself is not a good agreement: it limits 92 percent of the U.S. arsenals, compared with 45 percent involving Russia, pompeio added. This poses a threat to the United States and our NATO allies.

Screenshot of the White House website

On the same day, the U.S. side reviewed once again its refusal to unconditionally extend the START treaty. In response to a question about whether the United States is prepared to extend the treaty unconditionally, U.S. presidents special envoy for arms control affairs Billingsley said: the national security adviser (OBrien) has made it clear that this is not an option.

Last week, the United States rejected Russias offer of an unconditional one-year extension, saying such an agreement would not work without mentioning a freeze on all nuclear warheads. The U.S. State Department says it is ready to give final form to an agreement with Russia on nuclear weapons.

He also claimed that Washington and Moscow had reached a principled consensus on the issue.

In response, Russian satellite news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister riyabkovs comments, saying that Russia had already understood the US position on freezing nuclear arsenals, which Russia could not accept.

Not because we are against the freeze, but because we need to address the issue of strategic stability comprehensively, he said. If the US needs to report to its leadership that they seem to have reached a consensus with Russia before the election, then they will not succeed.

The new START treaty entered into force on February 5, 2011. It requires both sides to reduce their nuclear arsenals to the following level respectively, that is, after seven years, the total number of nuclear arsenals will not exceed 700 ICBM, SLBM and heavy bombers, 1550 nuclear warheads and 800 deployed and undeployed launchers. At present, the new strategic arms reduction treaty is the only existing Arms Limitation Treaty between Russia and the United States, but it will expire on February 5, 2021.

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