Russian parliament has urged the so-called “nuclear club” of nations possessing atomic weapons to boost “parliamentary diplomacy” among its members in order to build trust in terms of non-proliferation, test bans and armaments reductions.
Decommissioned Russian warheads are fueling “approximately half of the nuclear energy in the United States,” a senior US State Department official said Wednesday.
Russia will not accept further strategic arms cuts until NATO and the US drop plans to develop a unilateral missile defence system, arm intercontinental missiles with non-nuclear warheads, deploy weapons in space and build up conventional forces in potential conflict areas.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and US Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller discussed aspects of missile defense and strategic stability, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
Any upcoming treaties on nuclear arms reductions will have to involve all countries that have atomic weapons at their disposal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.
Russia will not allow violating the balance in the strategic deterrent system and lowering the efficiency of its
Russia will not accept the US’ proposal to reduce nuclear arsenals to the levels that were in place during Kennedy’s presidency. Moscow made it clear three years ago that it would not reconsider the provisions of the nuclear reduction treaty within the next few years.
Moscow finds it necessary to implement the existing START treaty and find an acceptable form of resolving the problem of missile defense before discussing the proposal of US President Barack Obama on the reduction of the nuclear potentials of Russia and the United States, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said.
The US's President Barack Obama has suggested to cut down the Russian and the American nuclear arsenals more by one third than the Russian-US treaty, which was adopted in 2010, suggests. Mr. Obama, who is currently visiting Germany, said this in Berlin on Wednesday.
President Vladimir Putin finds it impossible "to permit a violation of the balance in the system of strategic deterrence or a decline in the efficiency of Russian nuclear forces."
Russia was informed in Lough Erne that Washington intended to propose further nuclear arms reduction but thought that other possessors of nuclear arms were to get involved as well, Russian President Vladimir Putin's aide
Asian countries are not in a hurry to disarm themselves, and moreover, the nuclear potential of the countries in the region has significantly grown in the past year. This conclusion was made by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty is being implemented as planned, US Secretary of State John Kerry says in the article published in the Foreign Policy weekly. Today marks three years since President Barack Obama and the then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the new START in Prague.
April 8th marks the third anniversary of the signing of the START III Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty by the United States and Russia. The START III Treaty was signed by Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama in Prague on April 8th 2010. Ten months later – on February 5th 2011 – the Treaty entered into force, ratified by the US Congress and the Russian Federal Assembly. The ratification process took nearly as long as the preparation of the treaty.
April 8th marks the third anniversary of signing the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) between Russia and United States. The document replaced the 1991 START Treaty that expired in December 2009.
April 8 marks the 3rd anniversary of the signing of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, also known as START-3. Signed by then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his US counterpart Barack Obama in Prague on April 8, 2010, the document stipulates limiting both sides’ deployed strategic warheads to 1,550 and deployed strategic delivery systems to 700. The treaty came into effect in February 2011 and is set to last at least until 2021. Experts say that the signing of START-3 became the first serious result of the “reset” of relations between Moscow and Washington.
The US Department of State has published a report assessing America’s and Russia’s nuclear weapon stockpiles.
Russia-NATO Council’s working group on control over armament, disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction has held a new meeting in Brussels. Sergei Koshelev, director of the Russian Defense Ministry's department for international military cooperation, who took part in this meeting, has given an interview to the Voice of Russia.