Negotiations require a “conscientious partner,” the American leader stressed.
US President Joe Biden announced his readiness to discuss with Russia a new system to control nuclear weapons, but a “conscientious partner” is needed for negotiations.
Biden made the corresponding statement on the eve of the 10th Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, informs White House.
The American leader assured that the United States is ready to sit down at the negotiating table with Russia to discuss a new strategy to replace START-3, which will expire in 2026.
“Negotiations require a conscientious partner who is ready to act. And Russia’s brutal and unprovoked aggression in Ukraine has disrupted peace in Europe and represents an attack on the fundamental principles of the international order,” the statement said.
Biden urged Russia in response to demonstrate its desire to resume work. The president is also pushing for China to join the talks.
In addition, Biden said that the United States has developed proposals to return to full compliance with the JCPOA so that Iran does not receive nuclear weapons.
Recall that in 2013, the United States and Russia signed a START-3 treaty for a period of 10 years to reduce each side’s deployed nuclear warheads to 1,500. Under the terms of the agreement, the number of intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarines and strategic missile-carrying bombers of the parties should not exceed 700 units.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Iran stated that they have the ability to create atomic bomb. The country is already enriching uranium to 60%, well above the 3.67% limit set under the now-torn 2015 nuclear deal. Uranium enriched up to 90% is suitable for a nuclear bomb.