the US government should immediately agree to an extension of the Russian-American Treaty on measures for the further reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms (SNV-3). This was stated by democratic Senator from California Dianne Feinstein in a letter published in The New York Times.

the Legislator recalled that the US and Russia have 90% of nuclear weapons in the world. The termination of the agreement will not contribute to non-proliferation, said Feinstein, noting that start-3 “vital” from the point of view of arms control.

he also noted that, extending the agreement, Washington may begin multilateral consultations on arms control and other nuclear powers, including with China. “But it must occur separately from the immediate extension of the start Treaty”, – quotes TASS Feinstein.

start-3, signed in 2010, is the only existing agreement between Russia and the USA on the limitation of armaments. The period of validity expires in February 2021. Earlier, the President, Donald trump talked about the desire to develop new trilateral nuclear agreement between Russia, China and the United States. However, Beijing rejected this idea.