The extension of the start Treaty, the United States intends to discuss behind closed doors

US prefer to discuss with Russia the conditions for extending the start-3 behind closed doremii and I expect negotiations soon, said Advisor to the President for national security Robert O’brien.

“We will negotiate about this with the Russian authorities and Vladimir Putin, not in the media. Very soon we will sit down with their Russian counterparts at the negotiating table and discuss these important issues,” he said, speaking at the Atlantic Council in Washington.

O’brien said that Beijing has not agreed to participate in the negotiations. “The Chinese are not interested in arms control because they are moving very fast in all technological aspects,” the official said.

Earlier, the Director of the Department of international organizations Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Pyotr Ilyichev said that prior to the expiration of the start-3 remained one year, and the response from the US.

“the Administration takes the arrows in China, supposedly its growing Arsenal, but with the Chinese not speak about it or said vaguely,” said Lenin at the opening ceremony session of the International youth model United Nations of the diplomatic Academy of the MFA of Russia.

Meanwhile, Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow sent US at the end of last year, a diplomatic note about the readiness to extend the start-3, without preconditions, and this position remains in force, RIA Novosti reported.

He noted that from the point of view of international security is irresponsible and harmful to raise the question of the extension of the existing Treaty between Moscow and Washington, depending on those or other attendant circumstances.

the Contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3) signed on in 2010, remains the only current agreement between Russia and the USA on the limitation of armaments. The agreement expires in February 2021, and while Washington has not announced any plans to renew it.

6 Feb this gode to the President of the United States Donald Trump to start negotiations with Russia on strategic offensive arms was made by the U.S. Congress, representing the Democratic party. They stressed that for trump, it is time to listen to reason and American allies, recognized by the Treaty the stronghold of security. According to representatives of the democratic party, the contract in the course of a decade kept the Russian nuclear forces and ensure a reliable and detailed verification regime.