Washington plans to complete the process of destroying American chemical weapons in the spring. This was announced on February 10 by US Deputy Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Bonnie Jenkins.
As Parlamentskaya Gazeta wrote, earlier the deputy secretary of state told reporters that the United States was ready to negotiate with Russia on an offensive arms reduction treaty (START), but at the same time was disappointed with the fact that the implementation of the provisions of the document was linked to the Ukrainian conflict.
“I also want to note that later this year, in the spring, the United States will complete <…> the destruction of all of its chemical weapons. So we will celebrate this occasion, ”TASS quoted Jenkins as saying.
Earlier, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, stated that Russia complies with all clauses of the START, but Moscow does not observe adherence to the treaty on the part of the United States.
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