Russia stated on Monday that no new date had been set for talks with the US on the New START nuclear arms treaty, accusing the U.S. of ramping up tensions between the 2 sides.
Talks between Moscow and Washington on resuming inspections below the New START nuclear arms discount treaty had been on account of happen in November in Egypt, however Russia postponed them and neither facet has set a brand new date for a gathering.
Sergei Ryabkov, the deputy overseas minister, stated the circumstances weren’t proper for brand new talks on the treaty, which caps the variety of either side’s strategic nuclear warheads.
“The scenario doesn’t, frankly talking, enable for setting a brand new date, … making an allowance for this escalation development in each rhetoric and actions by the US,” Ryabkov was quoted by Interfax as saying.
Already poor U.S.-Russia ties grew to become much more strained final yr when Russia invaded Ukraine, prompting Washington and its allies to reply with a barrage of sanctions in opposition to Russia’s financial system.
Whereas there have been occasional diplomatic successes, together with prisoner swaps involving U.S. Marine veteran Trevor Reed and basketball star Brittney Griner, direct high-level contact has been scarce.
Moscow stated in November that it had “no different alternative” however to cancel talks with the US over inspections below the New START treaty, which is ready to run out in February 2026.
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