According to a report by the Russian Satellite News Agency on January 15, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Zaharova said that Moscow expects the government led by the new U.S. President Biden to show its willingness to cooperate in arms control with Russia.
“We expect the U.S. Head of State to have the will to choose to promote cooperation in the arms control field and constructive interaction to solve other international security issues,” she said at a press conference on the 15th.
The full name of the INF Treaty is the Treaty between the Soviet Union and the United States for the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Short-Range Missiles between the Two Countries. It was signed by the United States and the Soviet Union on December 8, 1987 and entered into force in 1988. On August 2, 2019, the INF Treaty expired after the official withdrawal of the United States. Russia subsequently suspended the implementation of this treaty.
The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty is the only arms control treaty in force between Russia and the United States, but it will expire on February 5, 2021.
If it is not extended, there will be no more documents in the world that restrict the weapons arsenals of nuclear powers.