US Calls on Russia to Begin Talks on Further Reductions of Nuclear Arsenals
19:01 05.02.2016(updated 19:28 05.02.2016)
US National Security Advisor Susan Rice said that the United States is devoted to decrease the number of nuclear weapons globally.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States calls on Russia to take up President Barack Obama's offer to engage in talks on nuclear reduction, US National Security Advisor Susan Rice said in a statement on Friday.
'We look forward to full implementation of the Treaty and continue to call on Russia to answer the President's invitation five years ago to begin talks on further reductions to our nuclear arsenals,' Rice stated.
Also Susan Rice stated that the United States is devoted to decrease the number of nuclear weapons globally.
'The United States remains committed to reducing the numbers of nuclear weapons in the world and the role they play in our security,' Rice said.
She made the statement on the five-year anniversary of the signing of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which limits the nuclear capabilities of the United States and Russia.
The two countries are expected to have no more than 1,550 deployed warheads and 700 deployed delivery vehicles by February 2018, according to the statement.
On Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Moscow plans to further implement the New START provisions in an example of Russia's strict compliance with its international obligations concerning non-proliferation and arms control.
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