USA only looking for an excuse to shift the blame for non-compliance with international treaties on arms to other countries. About it RIA Novosti said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

According to the Senator, all of US claims of commitment to an effective arms control should immediately start with “but” since the White house always finds a reason why he is unable to perform its obligations. Kosachev accused the USA that this was the case with the agreements on Iran and the INF.

The head of Committee of the Federation Council said that the proposed US requirement for China’s accession to the negotiations between Washington and Moscow on nuclear arms control in the framework of the start-3 is also just an excuse. Even though China has refused to negotiate in this format, Kosachev said that Russia is not against his participation, however, as the United Kingdom with France.

Before the world predicted a significant deterioration of the situation with nuclear weapons, if Russia and the United States will not be able to agree on the extension of the start-3. According to experts, the loss of key channels of communication between countries can lead to a new nuclear arms race.

In February 2021 expiring contract start-3. If Washington and Moscow agree to extend it, the situation can break the deadlock. Experts note that while there is no progress: the US is trying to connect to the China agreement, which the parties are unable to agree.

The contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3) was signed in 2010 by then presidents of Russia and the USA Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama. The agreement came into force in 2011 and his term expires in February 2021-th.