Russia and the U.S. may sign a new strategic offensive arms reduction treaty (map)
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Song China Global Times special correspondent reports, according to Russian news network reported that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev recently In the first national television channel plans to participate in the October 11 broadcast of “Sun time” talk show, said Russia and the U.S. have a pretty good chance to sign the scheduled reduction of strategic offensive weapons of the new agreement.
Medvedev said: “(Russia, U.S.) fully agreed opportunities topic of the current U.S. government is showing interest in a completely normal after the strategic offensive arms treaty is valid to expire on December 5 this year, in principle, we propose to our negotiators to agree the task is timely and I think the opportunity is quite good. “
9 月 21 日 至 10 月 3 日 Russia and the U.S. The two sides in Geneva on the reduction of strategic offensive arms treaty issues sixth round of talks, the two expert consultations on a draft of the new treaty provisions, discussed the technical issues. October 13, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Moscow, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to continue the discussion, summarize the results of the round. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stated that: “now actively work a large delegation from the Russian and American experts in order to continue negotiations with the document, but both sides should show wisdom and mutual desire to listen to each other, showing out of some contemporary understanding of reality. Ultimately, we should strive for a nuclear-free world. Yes, today is a completely unable to seem in many ways to achieve the common task, but a world without nuclear weapons, after all, is should be included in our agenda of an ideal. “
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said earlier in September, said he believed that Russian and U.S. strategic offensive arms on the new treaty will be signed before the end of the year, although negotiations process quite complex, but both sides can understand each other’s position.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on October 9, said in Chisinau, Moldova, Russia hopes for new strategic offensive arms treaty to be submitted before the expiration of the old Treaty signed by leaders of both countries. He pointed out that the two sides are working hard to make every effort before the expiration of the drafting of the treaty in good old new treaty, although this task is difficult and complex, it is important that the negotiations to make progress.
U.S. Ambassador to Russia John – October 8, Bell told the Russian media announced that the United States and Russia could be signed before December this year reduction of strategic offensive weapons, the new treaty. He said: “We believe that our goal can be achieved in the existing strategic offensive arms treaty before it expires, we are able to sign the new treaty and this problem will arrive in Russia, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary – Clinton’s talks with one of the topics . “