January 26 According to a report by Russian Satellite Network, the Information Office of the Russian Security Conference announced that the Secretary of the Russian Security Conference, Patrushev, spoke with the National Security Adviser of the President of the United States on the 25th to discuss the extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
According to reports, a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said earlier on the same day that experts from Russia and the United States have carried out “substantive” work on the extension of the treaty.
The White House said on January 21 that President Biden would strive to extend the treaty for five years. It was one of the major foreign decisions that Biden made at the beginning of his new administration.
Subsequently, Russia welcomed this, but stressed that ultimately everything would depend on the details of the U.S. proposal.
The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty was signed by Russian and American leaders in 2010 and entered into force on February 5, 2011. It is valid until February 5, 2021.
The treaty stipulates that the two countries must comprehensively reduce the nuclear warheads and missiles deployed during the cold war, reduce their nuclear warheads to 1,550, and reduce the number of delivery vehicles such as nuclear missile launchers and bombers that can launch nuclear weapons to 800, including the nuclear warheads that have been deployed seven years after the entry into force of the treaty (i.e.e. The number of vehicles shall not exceed 700.
At present, the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty is the only effective major arms control treaty between Russia and the United States.
Previously, Russia and the United States held several rounds of negotiations on the extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, but no substantial progress has been made.