Russia postpones a gathering on a nuclear arms management treaty, U.S. officers say.
Russia has postponed a scheduled assembly with U.S. officers to debate the final remaining nuclear arms treaty between the 2 nations, the State Department mentioned on Monday, within the newest signal of the diplomatic breakdown between Washington and Moscow for the reason that invasion of Ukraine.
U.S. and Russian officers had deliberate to fulfill on Tuesday in Cairo to evaluation the implementation of the New START treaty, which since 2011 has restricted the scale of each nations’ strategic nuclear arsenals to 1,500 warheads every, down from tens of hundreds on the peak of the Cold War. President Biden and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia agreed in early 2021 to increase the treaty for 5 years.
The State Department mentioned in an announcement that Russia had knowledgeable the United States that it was suspending the assembly of the treaty’s Bilateral Consultative Commission, which was scheduled to final for a number of days, and that it will suggest new dates. The United States is able to reschedule on the earliest doable date, assertion mentioned.
The United States hopes to renew inspections of Russian nuclear websites to confirm Moscow’s compliance with the 2010 treaty, which officers deliberate to handle in Cairo. The inspections had been suspended because the coronavirus pandemic started sweeping internationally in March 2020.
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