The new Treaty on the limitation of strategic offensive arms (start) between the US, Russia and perhaps China may be concluded not earlier than in 5-10 years, says former assistant Secretary of state Frank rose.
Earlier this week, the Chinese foreign Ministry said that the country is ready to join trilateral talks on disarmament with the United States and Russia, but only if the US agrees to reduce its nuclear Arsenal to China's level. In response, the U.S. state Department said they welcomed the willingness of China to negotiate and invited the Chinese delegation for consultations with the Russian Federation in Vienna on this issue.
USA and Russia need to renew expiring in February 2021 the contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3), to gain time for the preparation of a new agreement in the sphere of arms control with China, said RIA Novosti former assistant Secretary of state Frank rose.
On Monday, the special envoy of the U.S. President for arms control Marshall Billingsley announced that it has agreed with the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov on the negotiations regarding the time and place of negotiations on nuclear weapons in June. He said that the talks also invited the representative of China. Bloomberg reported earlier that the talks will take place on June 22 in Vienna.
The new policy concept of the Russian Federation in the field of nuclear deterrence better than some of the previous statements of Russian officials and repeats the approach of the US about the possibility of use of nuclear weapons under extreme circumstances, said RIA Novosti former assistant Secretary of state Frank rose.
On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the Foundations of state policy of the Russian Federation in the field of nuclear deterrence. Document reglementary the conditions under which Russia reserves the right to nuclear strike, and also describes the main threats of the Russian Federation in the field of nuclear deterrence.