– Joe Biden calls on Russia and China to start talks
The US president is ready to “rapidly negotiate” a replacement for New START, the treaty that would shut down the intercontinental nuclear forces of the US and Russia.
US President Joe Biden on Monday called on Russia and China to start nuclear arms control talks. He said Moscow had an obligation to show responsibility, especially after the invasion of Ukraine.
In a statement, the Democrat reiterated his administration’s readiness to “expeditiously negotiate” a replacement for New START, which covers the intercontinental ballistic missile defenses in the United States and Russia, which expires in 2026.
Willingness and good faith are required
“Russia must demonstrate that it is ready to resume nuclear arms control,” he said. “But negotiation requires a partner who is willing and in good faith. Russia’s brutal and unprovoked aggression in Ukraine has disrupted peace in Europe and constitutes an attack on the fundamental principles of international order.
Joe Biden, U.N., on China’s very limited nuclear arsenal As a permanent member of the Security Council, he stressed, “Beijing has an obligation to participate in talks that reduce the risk of miscalculations and deal with disruptive military dynamics.” “.
“There is no benefit to our countries or to the world in abandoning our firm commitment to arms control and non-proliferation,” he said.
He said nuclear powers Russia and the United States have a responsibility to set the tone for ensuring the credibility of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons technology. the world
“The health of the NPT has always been based on meaningful and reciprocal arms limitations between the United States and the Russian Federation. Even at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were able to work together to uphold our shared responsibility to provide strategic stability,” he added.
“The world can count on my administration to continue to support the NPT and seek to strengthen the non-proliferation framework that protects people everywhere,” he said.