February 4 According to a report by the Russian Satellite Network, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Diarik
Said at a press conference on the 3rd that the United Nations welcomed the decision of the United States and Russia to extend the validity period of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, and called on both sides to use the next five years to further reduce their weapons.
Instruments negotiate to reach a new agreement.
Diaric said: “We welcome the extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty for five years as a means of maintaining verifiable restrictions on the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals.
I think this is the first step towards revitalizing the nuclear arms control mechanism.
He also pointed out: “We call on Russia and the United States to use the next five years to negotiate further reductions of their respective nuclear weapons in order to reach a new agreement to meet the challenges that may arise in the field of nuclear weapons.”
On February 3, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement saying that the extension agreement of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty had entered into force.
On the same day, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Embassy in Russia exchanged notes and informed each other that the internal procedures for extending the validity agreement of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty had been completed.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty did not contain any amendments or additional provisions, and its validity period would be extended until February 5, 2026.
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 should comprehensively reduce the nuclear warheads and missiles deployed during the Cold War.