US, Russia face deadline for Nuclear Arsenal Reduction

The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, known as the New START, came into effect on February 5, 2011, after being signed by the then American president, Barack Obama, and then Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, in Prague on April 8, 2010. [19659002] This 5th of February also marks a deadline for both parties to comply with the restrictions in the treaty on strategic weapons, including nuclear warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles held.

State Department spokesman Heather Nauert stated there was news both of this

"The United States has fulfilled the principal limits of the New START treaty in August 2017. We estimate that now Russia has also made progress towards meeting those boundaries. We have no reason to believe that the Russian government will not meet those restrictions, "Nauert said.

Under the bilateral agreement, the parties will exchange information twice a year regarding the number of warheads and their launch vehicle, and will be allowed to conduct field inspections to verify the compliance of others.

In the evening release of the evening (9/9/2) night, the US State Department said both sides will exchange data on their own nuclear arsenal within a month, as has been done in these seven years according to the agreement.

Under the agreement, America and Russia may not have more than 1,550 nuclear warheads. Other restrictions also apply to the possession of both intercontinental and intercontinental ballistic missiles, bombers and ballistic missiles launched from submarines.

Experts say the ability to send active military members to the field to carry out such inspections helps build mutual feelings believe

"This limits the incentive to try to cheat, and it also gives each party a chance to meet each other and to actually build relationships based on verification of compliance with agreements agreed upon by all parties," said Olga Oliker, study of the Center for Strategic International Studies in Washington DC

In his recent state address, President Donald Trump exposed his approach to nuclear weapons.

"We must modernize and rebuild our nuclear arsenal, hopefully we never use it, but make it so strong ak an prevents any act of aggression. Maybe one day in the future there will be a magical moment where the countries of the world will get together to get rid of their nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, we have not gotten there yet, "said Trump President.

Experts say despite the good relationship between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the two sides differed on a number of issues.

" I think the United States and Russia are different opinions on many great things and have some totally different interests. This means we increasingly have to work to ensure that this difference of opinion does not increase and that if the difference worsens, we do not do anything that destroys the world, "Olga Oliker said.

Oliker said the New START agreement is vital to global security because America and Russia has about 95 percent of the world's nuclear weapons. [uh/ab]