Russia is ready to extend New START arms control treaty & negotiate on new weapons, yet US ignores the offers – Lavrov

Moscow is ready to prolong

Moscow is ready to prolong the crucial New Start arms control treaty without any preconditions – and even negotiate on its new, state-of-art weaponry – yet the US is dodging the talks, Russia’s FM Sergey Lavrov has said.

One of the last obstacles on the path of the unhinged nuclear arms race, the US-Russia Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) is set to expire in a year. Still Moscow and Washington have been unable to engage into any meaningful discussion on it yet, since the US has been ignoring the repeated calls for dialogue, Lavrov said during an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper.

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