TE24 International Desk:
Russian Foreign Ministry sources were confused by US President Joe Biden’s proposal to negotiate a new nuclear arms management framework to replace the New START treaty, which expires in 2026, on Monday.
Biden should show in a statement on Monday that his administration is ready “quickly” to negotiate a new framework, but that Russia is ready to resume nuclear arms control work with the United States.
Is this a real statement or has the White House website been hacked?” a Russian Foreign Ministry source told Reuters. “If this is still a serious intention, who exactly do you tell about it?
The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty signed in 2011 includes the US and Russia deploying ICBMs and submarines. We pledged to limit the deployment of launch ballistic missiles and nuclear-armed heavy bombers.
It imposed restrictions on deployed missile and bomber nuclear warheads and their missile launchers. Both parties reached the central limit of the agreement by February 5, 2018, and the agreement was extended to the end of February 4, 2026.