US likely to soon decide not to extend new START Treaty - Russian Deputy FM

US likely to soon decide not to extend new START Treaty - Russian Deputy FM
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The US likely will soon decide not to extend the New START Treaty, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister stated, APA reports citing Sputnik. 

The statement comes after the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow is expecting Washington to soon provide a "positive answer" to Russia's proposal to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also commented on the matter, saying that one should discuss the possible extension of the New START with Washington, since Moscow is not the party trying to break it.

The New START is the last remaining arms control treaty in force between Russia and the United States after the collapse of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

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