China News Service, October 21, according to the Russian satellite network, Russian Defense Minister Shaij said on the 21st that the United States should extend the “New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty” signed with Russia in 2010, and pointed out that even if the treaty needs to be revised It should not be cancelled.
According to reports, Shoygu told reporters at a defense forum on the 21st that Russia has now renewed the “New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty” on the agenda, pointing out that the treaty is very important to the “international security system.” He said that there is no new mechanism to replace the US treaty that has already withdrawn, and warned that the withdrawal of the US has lowered the level of global security and the global situation is difficult to predict. He hinted that the US should extend the existing treaty.
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Data map: Russian Defense Minister Shoygu.
“The first thing to do is to extend the treaty and then implement improvements.” Shaygu stressed that in the face of a deteriorating international environment and no new mechanisms, it is not a good idea to “cancel” or “destroy” the old mechanism.
In August, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the United States may refuse to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which could have serious consequences for the international community.
According to reports, Russia and the United States signed the “New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty” in April 2010, valid for ten years, to replace the old treaty signed by the United States and the Soviet Union in 1991. The new treaty stipulates that the two sides should reduce their respective deployed nuclear warheads to less than 1,550 in seven years and deploy no more than 700 vehicles. The treaty was originally scheduled to expire on February 5, 2021, but may be extended to 2026 as required.