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"This step towards the end of the world". What will follow a US withdrawal from the start-3

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.

In the Kremlin assessed the state of relations between Russia and the United States

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 state Department is told when it can be concluded the new start Treaty

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 ready to discuss with the United States control over new weapons

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 start-3 Treaty is a foregone conclusion, Lavrov said

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."

Lavrov praised the ways of the United States to involve China in negotiations on arms

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 urged the U.S. to respond to Russia's proposals on extending the start-3

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.

Medvedev praised the condition of the United States to join the start-3 other countries

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.

Medvedev praised the possibility of extending start-S

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.

The United States is ready to hold talks with China on nuclear weapons

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.

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