As the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, at the White house, apparently, finally decided not to renew the contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms SNV-3. This is the last document limiting the military power of the two nuclear powers. What threatens the world, the collapse of the international security system — in the material RIA Novosti.
In an interview with reporters, the foreign Minister stressed that to panic because of refusal to prolong start-3 not necessary — Russia is able to guarantee security even without him. However, this agreement was very important. Start-3 was signed by the presidents of Russia and the USA Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama on 8 April 2010. The document came into force in February 2011 and expires in 2021-m.
Relations between Russia and the United States are still almost at the bottom, their condition badly, said press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
"Our relations are still almost at the bottom point, as badly at the bilateral level and in terms, perhaps, of the responsibility of our two countries for multilateral Affairs, primarily on the subject of arms control and stretchability", - said Peskov on air of TV channel "Russia 1".
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.
Russia is in dialogue with the USA on strategic stability was willing to discuss including the control of new weapons systems, said Friday the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The Minister recalled that the United States consistently insist on the inclusion of the newest Russian weapons systems in the negotiation agenda, that is essentially "preaching to the choir".
The fate of the Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3) is a foregone conclusion, the United States has decided not to extend it, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.
"Apparently, the decision not to renew the Treaty (start-3) in the USA has already been taken. The insistence with which emphasizes the lack of alternatives to translate the whole conversation in the triangular plane, it says that it's a foregone conclusion," said Lavrov during an online session, "Primako readings."
The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called impolite ways in which the US is trying to involve China in negotiations on strategic stability.
Earlier, the state Department announced that the U.S. welcomes China willingness to negotiate on arms control and invited the Chinese delegation to the talks with Russia in Vienna on this issue. It was noted that the States also recommend China as soon as possible to meet with Russia to consider further steps for tripartite talks on arms control. In turn, earlier this week, the Director of the Department of arms control of Chinese foreign Ministry Fu Cong said that China 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.
China urges U.S. to respond to the proposals of the Russian Federation on extension of the Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3), said at a briefing on Friday, foreign Ministry spokesman of China, Zhao Lijiang.
"We urge the U.S. to respond to Russia's call for the extension of the start-3 Treaty and further reduce their considerable nuclear Arsenal to create the conditions for the participation of other nuclear-weapon States in negotiations on nuclear disarmament", - said the diplomat.
The condition of the States acceding to the start-3 in other countries makes the extension of the agreement almost non-viable, said Deputy head of the security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.
The United States insists on bringing China to the Russian-American talks on strategic renewal of the contract start-3, China says it is not interested in that.
The Deputy head of the Russian security Council, Dmitry Medvedev said that he was "extremely skeptical" evaluates the possibility of prolongation of the start-3 Treaty or conclude a new contract because of the position of the United States.
Medvedev noted that this applies to the start-3 Treaty, which he signed in 2010, and a number of other treaties. "The Treaty on intermediate-range and shorter-range discontinued. The Treaty on open skies our American colleagues essentially collapsed. They got out, slammed the door and want everything remained as it was. That is, other NATO member States in the Treaty will contain all information on open skies to give the Americans, even if Russia keeps its part and the US is not involved?", he said.
US sees positive shifts in the position of China on strategic stability, said the special envoy of the U.S. President for arms control Marshall Billingsley.
"We see positive signs of evolution in China's position. We are ready to meet with China on a bilateral basis, and also to prepare the ground for holding at the time of the tripartite talks (with Russia)," said Billingsley, speaking at the event of the Institute name of the Brookings institution.
The United States believes that China is committed to nuclear parity with Russia and the United States, said the special envoy of the us President for arms control Marshall Billingsley.
"China is no longer committed to a limited deterrence... China is conducting a dangerous and destabilizing development of nuclear forces, which aims to ultimately achieve nuclear parity — quantitative or qualitative - with the United States and Russia," said Billingsley, speaking at the event of the Institute name of the Brookings institution.
China needs to modernize and expand its military potential in order to protect themselves from the strategic threats from the United States, said on Wednesday the head of the Department of arms control of Chinese foreign Ministry Fu Cong.
The diplomat stressed that all of this poses a strategic threat to China's security, so it is not strange that China needs to improve its military capabilities, but will maintain it at the minimum required level and will not change its policy against the use of military force.
The U.S. nuclear Arsenal exceeds China's nuclear Arsenal 20 times, Washington intends to increase this gap, requirement from China to join the tripartite talks with Russia on disarmament is not that other, as attempt by the US to free his hands for military dominance, said Wednesday Director of the Department of arms control of Chinese foreign Ministry Fu Cong.
He stressed that the US is well aware of this huge gap, both in quantitative and qualitative terms, and are going to increase it.
Russia should not abandon such promising developments as underwater camera "Poseidon" and the rocket "Thunderbird", because these developments are valid arguments against nuclear blackmail of the United States, told RIA Novosti on Friday, the doctor of military Sciences Konstantin Sivkov.
Earlier, the special representative of the President of the United States on arms control Marshal Billingsley called "terrible" Russian projects of missiles, "Burevestnik" and "Poseidon" and urged to close them, because they do not fall under the restrictions on the reduction of strategic offensive arms (SNV-3).
The special representative of the President of the United States on arms control Marshal Billingsley called "terrible" Russian projects of missiles, "Burevestnik" and "Poseidon" and urged to close them.
He commented on an article in Forbes magazine, which put forward the theory that the alleged cause have recently been discovered by the Swedes enhance background radiation could be testing one of these missiles.
Former White house adviser on national security, John Bolton urged the US President Donald trump not to renew for five years the contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (SNV-3).
This is stated in his book "the Room where it happened: a memoir of the White house," which went on sale Tuesday.
Moscow and Washington on consultations in Vienna on strategic stability discussed extending the start Treaty-3, said Monday the Russian foreign Ministry.
Russian-American consultations on strategic stability issues on Monday ended in Vienna. The Russian delegation at the negotiations was headed by Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov, us - Marshall Billingsley. The consultation lasted about ten hours.
Russian-American consultations on strategic stability ended in Vienna, told RIA Novosti in the Russian delegation.
The Russian delegation at the negotiations was headed by Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov, us - special envoy of the U.S. President for arms control Marshall Billingsley.
The Ambassador of Russia in Austria Dmitry lubinsky reported RIA Novosti, the negotiations on the Russian-American bilateral consultations was not and could not be flags of China because of the bilateral meeting between Russia and the United States.
Russian-American consultations on strategic stability in the past week in Vienna, the Russian delegation is headed by Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov, us - special envoy of the U.S. President for arms control Marshall Billingsley.
The agreement on nuclear weapons of Russia, China and the United States, if will be concluded only on the basis of sovereign interests of Moscow and Beijing, said RIA Novosti Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.
Earlier, the special representative of the President of the United States arms control Marshall Billingsley stated that the new agreement should apply to the nuclear arsenals of Russia and China, and fully embrace them. He commented on the proposal of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, noting that Lithuania is a strong NATO ally and friend of the United States.
Demanding to make an agreement on arms control between the United States and Russia tripartite, including China, Washington is looking for excuses not to take concrete steps for the extension of the existing nuclear agreement with Russia (start-3), said RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on defence Yury Shvydkin.
Earlier, the special representative of the President of the United States arms control Marshall Billingsley stated that the new agreement on arms control should apply to the nuclear arsenals of Russia and China, and fully embrace them. The contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3) signed on in 2010, remains the only current agreement between Russia and the USA on the limitation of armaments. The agreement expires in February 2021, while Washington has not announced any plans to renew it.
The Russian side has no sense that the US is trying to extend the start-3, said the first Deputy head of the international Committee of the Federation Council, former Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergey Kislyak.
During an online conference with French senators on Friday, the parliamentarians discussed the issue of international security, as well as the fate of the international agreements on arms limitation.
USA and Russia should start negotiations on the extension of the Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3), they could participate and European countries, said the French Senator andré vallini of.
On Friday held a joint meeting in the format of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs and the Commission of the French Senate foreign Affairs, defence and armed forces.
A group of about 40 members of Congress published on Tuesday a letter to the President of the United States Donald Trump, which supports the initiative of the us administration to engage China in bilateral negotiations with Russia on strategic stability.
Despite the support of the negotiations, the congressmen have attacked China, saying it "malign nuclear ambitions", which, according to them, should be contained.
Russia, as a responsible nuclear power with a predictable foreign policy can "safely live" without an Agreement on the reduction of strategic offensive arms (start I), the term of which ends in a few months, but will continue to fight for its preservation, said Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov.
"We want to decide in which direction the United States is going to move in the strategic region. We see that architecture of security agreements, arms control today, virtually no. Remains extremely start to live which is a few months. Say quite pessimistic, because so far, no positive signals in this respect I'm not looking at," said Antonov in the air of the program "the Big game" on the First channel.
The United States is "fully prepared" not to renew the Contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (start Treaty), but considering all related options, reported the Washington Post, citing a source in the US administration.
"We are ready to go. But I would soften it by saying that actually on the table are all options," - said the publication of a high-ranking representative of the American administration in response to the question about whether the U.S. is ready to renew start Treaty.
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 British foreign office took note of the publication of the Russian nuclear strategy, intends to work with NATO and the nuclear powers, including with Russia, on maintaining the non-proliferation Treaty, said RIA Novosti on Wednesday the representative office.
"We took note of the publication of the nuclear strategy of the Russian Federation. The UK will continue to work with NATO allies and other nuclear powers, including Russia, over the maintenance of the non-proliferation Treaty. It is vital to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology and to pursue nuclear disarmament, leading to a more secure future for all countries", - said the representative office.
Time under the Treaty on strategic offensive weapons goes, the Ministers of foreign Affairs needs to intensify the work, said RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the words of the American leader Donald trump on "nuclear Pact" with Russia.
Previously, trump said he wants a "nuclear Pact" with Russia. According to him, this is the biggest problem that is in the world.
Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on foreign relations Bob Menendez introduced lawmakers a bill calling for an immediate extension of the Contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (start Treaty) between the United States and the Russian Federation, reported on the official website of the Senator.
"The bill ... calls for the immediate extension of the new start Treaty and restricts the President from taking any prejudicial action against the new start Treaty," - noted in the message.
The chances that the Treaty on strategic offensive arms, which expires in February 2021, will be extended, tend to zero, said Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"In my opinion, the chances that the start Treaty will be extended, quickly tend to zero, and I think that on 5 February 2021, the contract simply expires, it will stop. No start on 6 February, we will be gone," said Ryabkov in an interview with The National Interest.
Sending your bombers to the borders of Russia, the United States will not reach its goal to intimidate Russia, but put its European allies, from whose airfields fly these aircraft, said RIA Novosti, first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Vladimir Jabbarov.
Earlier, the defense Ministry said that the air defense forces on Friday found the strategic bombers b-1B U.S. air force over the Black and Baltic seas, fighter VC of the Russian Federation forced them to turn aside from the Russian border.