Grundlage ist das einzige noch verbliebene große Abkommen zur Rüstungskontrolle zwischen den USA und Russland: der atomare Abrüstungsvertrag New Start.
The presidents expressed satisfaction over today’s exchange of diplomatic notes on the agreement to extend the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. In the next few days, the parties will complete the necessary procedures that ensure the functioning of this important mechanism of international law on the mutual limitation of their nuclear missile arsenals.
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Vladimir Putin of Russia. They discussed both countries’ willingness to extend New START for five years, agreeing to have their teams work urgently to complete the extension by February 5.
Vier Monate vor dem Auslaufen des letzten großen atomaren Abrüstungsvertrags hat die US-Regierung einen Vorschlag von Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin zur Verlängerung abgelehnt.
Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin hat eine Verlängerung des New-START-Abkommens zur atomaren Abrüstung um ein Jahr ohne Vorbedingungen angeboten.
Er schlage vor, das bestehende Abkommen mit den USA um mindestens ein Jahr zu verlängern, um umfassende Verhandlungen zu ermöglichen, sagte Putin heute in Moskau
Rose Gottemoeller, the chief U.S. negotiator for New START, said an agreement “could be done by tomorrow,” according to Axios.
“Trump has clearly conveyed that he wants the deal to be done, and I think Putin would very much like to sign a deal with President Trump,” she said.
Negotiators from Russia and the United States have met in the Finnish capital for a new round of arms-control talks as the two powers‘ last remaining bilateral nuclear arms pact is due to expire early next year.
VIENNA, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — The United States and Russia will start the second round of nuclear disarmament talks here on Monday.
Russian and U.S. officials have begun a third round of nuclear arms-control talks in the Austrian capital as the end of the 2010 New Strategic Arms Treaty (New START) looms.
The two-day meeting in Vienna is led by U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control Marshall Billingslea and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
Sowohl Russlands Vizeaußenminister Sergej Rjabkow als auch der US-Sonderbeauftragte Marshall Billingslea betonten vor dieser dritten Gesprächsrunde ihre Dialogbereitschaft. Die Verhandlungen im Palais Niederösterreich sollen bis morgen Abend dauern.
(October 31, 2017)
The CBO study reviewed the Obama’s Administration’s plans for modernization of the nuclear arsenal.
QUESTION: So tomorrow and August 9th marks 75 years since the United States unleased the first atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. So could you tell us your opinion on nuclear arms control, including the future of the New START Treaty between U.S. and Russia?
SECRETARY POMPEO: Yeah. So President Trump, literally since I first met him, first in my role as CIA director and now as Secretary of State, has made clear one of his top priorities is ensuring that we don’t have a really bad day in the world as a result of a nuclear weapon being used, and so we have worked along multiple fronts. For example, we left the INF Treaty because the Russians weren’t complying with that and that was – that had the risk of being destabilizing, because when you have an arms control agreement and only one of the two parties is complying, you have created strategic risk.
But in the last handful of months, we’ve been working diligently to get the three nations that have the largest nuclear capabilities – the United States, Russia, and China – to have a strategic dialogue about how we move forward together to decrease the risk to the world that these massive weapons are used, and we’ve made progress with the Russians. We’ve had two good gatherings; I hope we’ll have one before too long. And we are hopeful that the Chinese will choose to participate. We think it’s in their best interest. We know it’s in the best interest of the world. And for nations that assert they want win-win solutions, that they want good outcomes, that they want to be a player on a global stage, they now have moved to a point where they need to, like the United States and Russia, be prepared to engage in conversations about how you create a strategic situation that reduces the risk that nuclear weapons will be used at any time or any place anywhere in the world.
That evaluation has turned into a delicate process with Russia, with high-level and working-level meetings taking place in Vienna to see if New START can be salvaged. Officials from both countries met again at the end of July in Austria’s capital, while China — which the US wants involved to discuss limiting its nuclear and missile capabilities, even though it isn’t a party to New START — didn’t show up.