Russia rejected U.S. demands may limit the mobile missile missiles to restart the train
Data Figure: Russian rail-mobile strategic missile
Data Figure: Russian Topol strategic missile propelled ground
newspaper freelance writer Zhao Junsheng
United States and Russia,” the first stage reduction strategy Treaty “on December 5 am failure, due to the time difference between Russia in the United States as early as eight hours leave the treaty. According to Russian news agency reported on 9 December, although in some “technical issues” there are still differences between the two countries have indicated that most provisions of new treaties have been negotiated, is expected in mid-signed.
remaining “technical issues” unresolved
between the Russian president had earlier said it would work in the old treaty concluded before the expiry of the New Testament, but because differences too much, this has not been achieved. But Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that the two countries signed 18 years ago, the first stage of the fulfillment of the treaty has been very good for the second phase of the treaty laid a solid foundation.
reduce the nuclear threat, Russian First Deputy Director of the National Center 利亚布科夫 accept the “Red Star” said in an interview in 1991, the United States has 2246 sets of vehicles, 10,563 warheads, Russia (Soviet Union) party sets with 2288 and 8757 vehicles warheads; now, the United States, 1195 and 5573 sets of vehicles warheads, Russia has 811 sets of vehicles and 3906 warheads.
Russian Foreign Ministry statement said US-Russian nuclear arms control, the New Testament has been basically resolved, “very likely” in the middle of this month in Prague to sign. U.S. State Department spokesman, said Kerry is also on the 9th, the treaty will be signed during the year, currently only “technical issues” unresolved.
U.S. experts no longer “the number of missiles,”
As for the areas in which there are differences, both sides are not explained. The two delegations in Geneva closed-door negotiations rarely outgoing messages. Analysis, the number of nuclear warheads removed, cut down the warhead is destroyed and other issues, Russia and the U.S. strategic missile production to monitor the position may also differ.
Russia’s “Independent Military Review” article said that according to the first phase of the treaty, the United States to send experts to Russia’s main strategic missile manufacturer – located in Beijing’s Water Kinski Wood Moore plant monitoring, Moscow then sent to the U.S. missile production base in Utah to fulfill the corresponding responsibilities. But eight years ago, the U.S. strategic missile shutdown, forcing Russia to withdraw its domestic surveillance mission. The Russian plant to continue production in Waterford Kinski own “Topol” series of missiles, the U.S. inspectors have been working there, so that Russia was very unfair.
12 5 March, the first phase of the treaty fails, U.S. inspectors also continue to lose in the Water Kinski factory work right, they immediately leave Russia. Russian media said, the Americans finally stopped in the Russian territory, “the number of missiles,” the. It is said that the U.S. intention to retain presence in the New Testament in terms of observers, plans to adopt other measures in place.
mobile missile is still a focus of controversy
according to Russian experts estimate that the restrictions of the mobile missile problem is an important reason for the two countries have been unable to agree. Under the first phase of the treaty, Russia gave up in the special train carrying, strong viability of the rail-mobile RT-23 strategic missiles. In the new treaty during the negotiations, the U.S. requested to further increase the limit on mobile missiles, the Russian side to be rejected.
take into account the Kremlin in the just-released State of the Union highlighted the status of land-based strategic missiles, the Russian news agency that this mainly refers to the equipment, heavy-duty trucks in the “Topol” missile, in this issue Russia does not intend to compromise on. The article also believes that in future deployments, Russia does not rule out re-enabled in order to train the way carrying strategic missiles.
sea-based cruise missiles in two countries there are also differences. In 1991, U.S. missiles in the Soviet Union to maintain this 2:1 numerical superiority, the Soviet Union want to limit their number, the two sides failed Tan Long. In the new treaty, Russia still hopes to limit this, high-precision cruise missile has a great dependence on the United States of course do not want to accept such terms.
if true, as the two sides said the new treaty to be signed, the US-Russian nuclear arms control work can be said to be a successful successor. As for the specific agreement, the global media are waiting.