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ause, it contends, Russia had for years violated it, in part by deve
loping and fielding the nuclear-capable SSC-8 ground-based cruise missile.上海夜生活女神会所
In February, Washington suspended its participation in the treat
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Moscow denied the allegation it violated the treaty and a
ccused Washington of breaking the accord, which the US likewise denied.上海夜生活
On July 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill that suspends the country’s par
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The INF Treaty, which was signed by US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, has been c
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onducting test flights of ground-launched cruise missiles and ballistic missiles
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In an article in Arms Control Today, a monthly magazine on nonprolif
eration and global security, Daryl G. Kimball, executive director of the US-based Arms Cont上海夜生活
rol Association, suggested that the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, also known as New START, be extended for f
ive years in order “to provide a foundation for a more ambitious successor agreement”.
上海夜生活女神会所”Without New START, there would be no legally binding, verifiable limits on the US or Ru
ssian nuclear arsenals for the first time in nearly half a century,” Kimball said.
New START was signed by Russia and the US in 2010 and took effect in 20
11. It replaced the 1991 START I treaty, which expired in 2009, and superseded the 2002
Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty, which was terminated when New START took effect.
New START limits the US and Russia to 1,550 deployed warheads on 700 deployed delivery vehicles for long-range, strategic n
uclear warheads. Both sides have reduced their forces, meeting the mandated limits in February last year. If Mosco
w and Washington don’t come to an agreement on an extension, the agreement could die in 2021.