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New Start Treaty: America calls for the inclusion of new Russian armaments

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Yesterday in Washington it was pointed out which Russian armaments should be added to the New Start (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) which will expire at the beginning of 2021. Among others, the robotic experimental submarine drone with the possibility of autonomous control was mentioned, and equipped with a nuclear warhead, Poseidon, a nuclear-powered cruise missile, and an aerial platform ballistic missile.

Today, on the Russian press, the reaction by Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Council of the Russian Federation, who bitterly criticized the American proposal: "In the proposal of the US State Department, as far as I know, all the possible types of new Russian weapons, including those under development and not yet in service. The restrictions of the Treaty should be applied to potentially usable armaments, and not to those subject to research, or being designed or tested: that they are Russian or Americans, these are in principle excluded and are not the subject of discussion now or in the future".  An authoritative statement that effectively rules out the introduction of new Russian weapons into the New Start.

The Strategic Offensive Arms Reduction Treaty, or New Start was signed in 2010 and entered into force on February 5, 2011, and remains the only arms limitation pact currently in force between Russia and the United States. The agreement expires in February of next year. But Trump has already expressed his desire to develop a new three-party nuclear arms pact between Russia, China and America. Hypothesis already rejected by Beijing.

The New Start requires each party to reduce its arsenals of weapons of mass destruction and nuclear so that the total number of armaments does not exceed 1550 between warheads and nuclear bombs upon expiration; 800 nuclear carriers including intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICMB), nuclear submarine missile launchers (SLBM) and heavy bombers; 700 nuclear carriers including intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear missile launch submarines and heavy bombers operating simultaneously (there is therefore a margin of 100 non-operating nuclear carriers that both sides can hold).

Below, the presentation of Poseidon:



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