Russia delays nuclear arms control talks with the United States, the State Department says
Russia delays nuclear arms: The Biden administration is blaming Russia for postponing meetings to discuss a key nuclear arms control agreement between the two countries that were scheduled to begin in Egypt on Tuesday, with a State Department spokesperson saying the decision was made “unilaterally” by Russia.
The meetings on the New START Treaty the only agreement left regulating the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals were scheduled to take place in the wake of Moscow’s nuclear threats against Ukraine and complications surrounding the treaty’s inspections. In order to reduce risk, US officials have repeatedly emphasized the need for dialogue on nuclear issues.
In a statement Monday, the State Department spokesperson said that “the United States and the Russian Federation were set to convene a meeting of the New START Treaty’s Bilateral Consultative Commission (BCC) in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss New START Treaty implementation on Tuesday, November 29.”