Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Russia has offered the United States a renewal of the 'New START' Treaty, which expires in 2021.
Russian officials have made a formal proposal for a re-extension of the New START Nuclear Treaty, which has been in force since 2011 and is due to expire in February 2021, for 5 years.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday (yesterday) that they had offered the United States to extend the treaty for five years as envisioned.
Ryabkov said extending the New START Treatyfor less than 5 years would not be a good outcome, but commented 'It is better than nothing'.
United States President Donald Trump had told Russian President Vladmir Putin, whom he met in 2017, that the nuclear treaty was a bad deal on behalf of his country.
Delegations from the two countries met in Geneva last July to discuss nuclear treaties.