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World Putin seeks rapid renewal of key nuclear deal with US

23:12  05 december  2019
23:12  05 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Putin on Thursday sought to discuss "measures to respond to potential dangers" associated with US withdrawal from the INF. The New Start, inked in 2010 by then-presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev during a much warmer period in US -Russia relations, is seen as the last key nuclear deal

The deal , signed in 2000, was meant to allow both nuclear powers to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium from their defense programs, a move seen as a key step in the disarmament process. The two countries recommitted to the deal in 2010.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Moscow seeks to renew the nuclear New Start treaty, a key remaining US-Russian arms treaty, before the end of the year.

Vladimir Putin in a suit standing in front of a box: Russia has said the decision must be made quickly on the soon-to-expire document, and Washington's position is so far unclear; pictured is Russian President Vladimir Putin on December 4, 2019© SHAMIL ZHUMATOV Russia has said the decision must be made quickly on the soon-to-expire document, and Washington's position is so far unclear; pictured is Russian President Vladimir Putin on December 4, 2019

Speaking to military chiefs and Russian defense executives, Putin said the decision must be made quickly on the soon-to-expire document, and Washington's position is so far unclear.

"Russia is ready to renew the New Start treaty without delay, as quickly as possible, before the end of this year," Putin said.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has suspended a Russia- U . S . deal on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium. A decree issued Monday by Putin Construction of a U . S . plant where weapons-grade plutonium would be turned into commercial nuclear reactor fuel has been years behind schedule and

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"I can say this officially so that later there are no double or triple interpretations of our position," he said.

Cold War rivals Russia and the United States have ripped up the Soviet-era Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty this year, blaming one another for its demise.

That deal was seen as a cornerstone of global security and its burial sparked fears of a new armed race. Putin on Thursday sought to discuss "measures to respond to potential dangers" associated with US withdrawal from the INF.

Washington has signalled little interest in committing to the New Start treaty for another five years past its expiration in February 2021, pointing out a desire to move beyond bilateral constraints.

The New Start, inked in 2010 by then-presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev during a much warmer period in US-Russia relations, is seen as the last key nuclear deal still standing which keeps the arsenals of both countries below their Cold War peak.

The treaty obliged the sides to halve their numbers of strategic nuclear missile launchers and establish a new verification regime.

Putin's pledge to renew the treaty came a day after the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the US House of Representatives held a hearing on the importance of the treaty Wednesday.

Former under secretary for arms control and NATO deputy secretary general Rose Gottemoeller warned that "things could change drastically and quickly" without the treaty and possibly lead the US to a "strategic crisis".

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