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U.S. and Russia plan to pick up talks on nuclear disarmament

Staff Writer | September 13, 2017
The U.S. and Russia plan to soon begin discussions at the expert level on the status of a nuclear arms reduction treaty signed in 2010, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
Sergei Ryabkov
Defense   The New START treaty
Ryabkov and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Shannon were in agreement that the treaty should be implemented without exception, said the Russian leader, according to the Interfax news agency.

The New START treaty foresees the reduction of both countries' nuclear arsenals to only 1,550 warheads and 800 launch systems.

In the currently frosty relationship between Washington and Moscow, this is one of the few nuclear agreements still in operation.