Congress Senators Dianne Feinstein and Edward Marks called on the United States to extend the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START-3) with Russia as soon as possible. RT writes about this with reference to the letter and the bill, which was introduced by senators.
In particular, Feinstein emphasized that the extension of the agreement will allow for greater predictability in the field of nuclear weapons while Washington is replacing old weapons. “The extension of the treaty will limit the number of Russian strategic forces until at least 2026,” she added.
In addition, the extension of START-3 will allow the United States to receive data on the characteristics and location of Russian strategic weapons. During the duration of the treaty, Feinstein believes, Washington will manage to develop a new agreement by connecting China to it. In particular, it will be possible to add to the document those weapons that are not subject to the current – for example, hypersonic weapons.
Marky also joined the requirements. In particular, he proposed to stop not only the nuclear tests themselves, but also the financing of such projects.
Earlier, Washington, the special envoy of the US president for arms control Marshall Billingsley said that the United States is ready to extend START-3 only if it is included in the treaty of China.