US & Russia Begin Nuclear Talks In Moscow

April 27, 2009

Russia (ChattahBox) – The United States and Russia have sat down this week to discuss the remapping of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which is set to expire towards the end of the year.

The treaty, which expires in December, was signed in 1991, and covers all current nuclear agreements with Russia. However, it does not cover anti-missile systems, or delivery systems such as submarines, something that the current Russian administration is anxious to address this time around.

According to officials working the negotiations, things have come to a ‘fast start’, and progress is quickly being made. However, working out a sufficient deal by December will be difficult at best, and this is such a delicate and important issue, one that could greatly effect US/Russia relations for a long time.

“These negotiations will be very important in hitting the reset button in the US/Russian relationship, restoring mutual confidence to make progress in a lot of areas,” US Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance, Rose Gottemoeller, explained.

Anatoly Antonov, the head of the Department of Security and Disarmament, told reporters that he believed “that this new treaty will help to improve relations between the United States and the Russian Federation. We are sure that this treaty could promote confidence and predictability in the world.”


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