Washington is ready to talk to Russia about a new nuclear deal
The US State Department said the United States is still ready to meet with Russia on talks on a nuclear deal, despite Moscow accusing Washington of adopting toxic behavior against it, which it relied on days ago to get around withdraw from the negotiations.
Russia pulled out of New START nuclear talks with US officials in Cairo this week. As the last standing arms deal between the world’s two largest nuclear powers, New START limits the number of nuclear warheads each side can deploy and has both symbolic and practical significance.
“We remain ready to meet with Russia on New START,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters. “We are committed to New START.”
Officials from the two countries were scheduled to meet in Egypt on November 29 to discuss issues related to the treaty, including the possibility of resuming inspections of both countries’ nuclear arsenals, a process suspended due to the “Covid-19” pandemic was suspended .
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