The statement stated that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the US Embassy in Russia exchanged notes and informed each other that the internal procedures for extending the validity of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty have been completed. The "New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty" extension agreement entered into force on the same day.
The statement stated that the "New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty" has no amendments or additional provisions, and its validity period will be extended to February 2026, 2.
The statement emphasized that in order for Russia and the United States to return to a stable track of dialogue in this field (referring to the field of arms control) and achieve new and significant results in maintaining world strategic stability and national security, both sides need to make great efforts.Russia is ready to complete such work and hopes that the US can show an equally responsible attitude and respond constructively to relevant Russian initiatives.
According to RIA Novosti news, US Secretary of State Blincoln said that after the extension of the "New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty", the United States will interact with Russia in a manner consistent with US interests to discuss reducing the possibility of crises and conflicts.
At present, the "New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty" is the only effective major arms control treaty between Russia and the United States.Prior to this, Russia and the United States had held several rounds of negotiations on the extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, but no substantial progress was made.
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