Following a meeting between US and Russian delegations to discuss arms control, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov discussed the possibility of Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) of becoming an instrument of exerting control on newly-developed weapons by the both parties. The announcement came in a press briefing in Geneva on Wednesday.
«We have discussed the situation at... Еще such an angle that the New START can overtime, if it is still in effect, become a tool of implementing control over certain types of our new armaments,» said Ryabkov speaking of Russia's last major arms treaty with the US, set to be expired in 2021.
«As we had expected the American side did not state any firm position on the topic of extension of the Treaty,» added the Deputy Foreign Minister.
If not extended, Ryabkov warned, the two countries could spiral into an 'arms race'.