US-Russia agreement for New Start extension

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US-Russia agreement for New Start extension


(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 .


Nuclear: US-Russia agreement for New Start extension


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Nuclear: US-Russia agreement for New Start extension


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 “.

Gallery: More bombs on Nagorno-Karabakh. It is war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Russia: “Serious situation” (Rai News)

After a week of bombing Ganja and Stepanakert, the self-proclaimed independent city of Azerbaijan and recognized only by three non-UN states, and the ultimatum of Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev to Armenia, the war continues. The Kremlin announces an unacceptable deterioration costing human lives. Moscow intervenes in the conflict through the spokesman Dmitry Peskov: at this stage "we are very active from a diplomatic point of view", pointing out how "Russia is one of the countries that can mediate for the solution of this conflict. We remain extremely concerned about what is happening and believe that the parties should cease fire and sit at the negotiating table.". The Nagorno-Kharabakh region is disputed between Armenian secessionists (backed by Armenia) and Azerbaijani forces in Baku. "Yerevan (Capital of Armenia, ed.) Must recognize the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, apologize to its people and admit that the disputed region is not part of Armenia", Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev said a few days ago. An ultimatum, which went unheard, supported by Turkey declaredly determined to help Azerbaijan "recover the occupied lands" in Nagorno Karabakh. Public statements (Turkish ones) which, at the request of Armenia, forced the Strasbourg Court to intervene on the matter: "All states, including Turkey, directly involved or not in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must refrain from all actions that may contribute to the violation of civilian rights and respect the obligations imposed by the European Convention on Human Rights". The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan is also monitored by Iran: "We want Armenia to return these occupied lands to Azerbaijan, said Ali Akbar Velayati, influential foreign policy adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader. "We respect the territorial integrity of all nations, which is one of the principles of the United Nations Charter", Velayati reiterated explaining that: "In this specific case, the territory of one country is occupied by another country. Southern parts of the Republic of Azerbaijan, about seven cities are occupied by Armenia. Four UN resolutions have been adopted, calling on the Armenians who occupied these parts of Azerbaijan to return to international borders".

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).

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