Bolton told how he had persuaded trump to unnecessary start-3
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.
According to him, he recalled that the Republicans in the Senate in 2010 voted against the Treaty, hoping it will convince the President.
"We also talked about the INF Treaty (the reduction of intermediate-range and shorter-range - ed) (and why I wanted to get out of it) and our national missile defence programme (which, as I said, we should not discuss with the Russians), but I was not able to go," - said in the book.
As a result, according to him, the subject of arms control was affected only superficially, but he did not insist on more.
According to Bolton, after the summit in August 2018, he told his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev at a meeting in Geneva that the US is unlikely to prolong the start-3.
Start-3 remains the only current agreement between Russia and the USA on the limitation of armaments. It will cease to operate after February 5, 2021. Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to extend the contract for five years without conditions. The U.S. has not yet decided on this issue.
Washington insists on the inclusion of China in the negotiation of a new trilateral nuclear agreement between Russia, China and the United States. In Beijing, this idea is rejected.