Biden announced his readiness to discuss with Putin a new system of control over nuclear weapons

18:38 01 August Kyiv, Ukraine

US President Joe Biden said his administration is ready to discuss with Russia a new arms control system that will replace the START 3 treaty, which expires in 2026.

At the same time, he noted that “negotiations require a conscientious partner ready to act,” so he is waiting for a corresponding signal from Russia.

Russia's brutal and unprovoked aggression in Ukraine has disrupted the peace in Europe and constitutes an attack on the fundamental principles of the international order.. In this context, Russia should demonstrate that it is ready to resume nuclear arms control work with the United States.
Biden recalled that even at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were able to work together to meet their shared responsibility for strategic stability.

According to the American president, China should also participate in the negotiations as a country that has signed an agreement on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons.

There is no advantage for any of our countries, nor for the whole world, to resist significant participation in arms control and non-proliferation issues.
Russia and the United States have already begun to work out the parameters of a future agreement on the limitation of nuclear weapons, but interrupted the dialogue after the start of the war in Ukraine.

On June 16, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow and Washington should have discussed the extension of the START treaty “yesterday”. He noted that the topic is so important for the whole world that it is impossible to ignore it.

The Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons will be held in New York from 1-26 August.