The US State Department confirmed Washington’s commitment to the implementation of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START-3).
“The United States is committed to implementing START III,” Deputy State Department spokesman Vidant Patel said at a news conference on Thursday. the risks of an arms race or a new nuclear escalation.
He added that Washington “will continue to exercise its rights to conduct on-site inspections under the New START treaty, but we prioritize the health and safety of personnel who conduct and receive inspections.”
He continued: “We look forward to continuing to implement this important treaty with Russia. This is an important tool for ensuring stability in bilateral relations.”
This came in response to statements by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov that the reason for Russia’s suspension of American inspections at its facilities is the US intention to conduct inspections in the coming days, which appears to be “an outright provocation.” “under the current conditions.