Russia / USA-UN says START expansion is “first step to revive arms control”
Madrid, 4 (Europa Press)
The United Nations praised the declaration by the governments of the United States and Russia on the force of a five-year extension of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START Treaty) and emphasized that “this is the first step to regaining control arms”.
“From our point of view, we encourage both Russia and the US to use these five years to further cut their nuclear weapons, as well as new agreements that can address emerging challenges on nuclear weapons and the world. Can create a better place. ”Said the spokesman of the UN Secretary-General, Stephen Dujarik.
“It is clear that more countries with nuclear weapons participate in disarmament negotiations and move towards a world free of nuclear weapons,” while better for all, he stressed that START “maintains verifiable borders most Is a great tool. ” Nuclear arsenal in the world. “
Washington and Moscow on Wednesday announced their entry into force on a five-year extension, which Biden agreed to soon after entering the White House. The previous agreement expired this Friday, so the agreement was feared lacking.
START was signed in 1991 by the then leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union, George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev. In April 2010, the agreement was replaced by a new START treaty signed by the then leaders of the United States and Russia, Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev.
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