The State Department announced the commitment of the United States to the implementation of START

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The United States is committed to the implementation of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), said Deputy State Department spokesman Vedant Patel. Russia previously announced the temporary withdrawal of facilities from inspection activities under the New START.

“The United States is committed to the New START. As President Biden pointed out, now more than at any time since the Cold War, we must work to reduce the risk of an arms race or a new nuclear escalation,” Mr. Patel said at a briefing (quoted from TASS). This is how he commented on the words of Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov that the United States tried to put the Russian Federation “in front of a fact and conduct an inspection without prior permission.”

On August 8, Russia informed the United States that it was temporarily withdrawing from inspection activities under the START its facilities that are subject to inspection under this agreement. The US embassy did not comment on the situation in detail, but assured that Washington remains committed to the treaty. Experts interviewed by Kommersant say that START may continue to exist without inspections, but consider their suspension as evidence of a further deterioration in relations between the Russian Federation and the United States.

More details – in the material “Kommersant” “Means of disinspection”.

Leonid Uvarchev

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