(ANSA) – WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 13 – The US has announced an “agreement in principle” with Russia for the extension of the New Start treaty for the reduction of nuclear weapons, the last such agreement still standing between Washington and Moscow .
The treaty will expire in early 2021. “We want to extend the New Start treaty for a certain period, provided that they agree to limit, to freeze, their nuclear arsenal – said US negotiator Marshall Billingsea – We believe there is an agreement in principle at the highest level of the two. governments “.
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But a freeze of nuclear arsenals, as proposed by Washington in the negotiations on the extension of the New Start treaty, is “unacceptable” for Russia. “It is an unacceptable proposal,” said Moscow Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabkov, quoted by Russian agencies. (HANDLE).