The UN called on Russia and the United States to sign a new treaty before the START-3 expires

Deputy Secretary General Nakamitsu: The UN called on Russia and the United States to sign a new treaty before the expiration of START-3referencesexternal links:

The UN Deputy Secretary General for Disarmament, Izumi Nakamitsu, called on Russia and the United States to begin negotiations as soon as possible on an agreement that will replace the treaty on the reduction and limitation of strategic offensive Arms (START-3) in 2026. This is reported by RIA Novosti.

“As soon as possible… We know the date of termination of START-3 – in 2026. At a minimum, they need to agree on a new agreement before the START-3 expires, otherwise the world will have no deterrents,” the diplomat said.

According to Nakamitsu, the organization continues to call on both sides to resume cooperation as soon as possible so that the world does not find itself without restrictions on the use of nuclear weapons.

Earlier, Gustavo Zlauvinen, chairman of the Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), said that negotiations on a new version of the START—3 treaty or on its extension will take a long time, so the sooner representatives of Russia and the United States can start them, the more chances they will have before the end of the document in 2026.

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