Putin fury as he BLOCKS inspections agreed in last remaining nuclear treaty with US

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Putin fury as he BLOCKS inspections agreed in last remaining nuclear treaty with US

Express. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. HOME News Showbiz & TV Sport Comment Finance Travel Entertainment Life & Style UK Politics Royal World Science Weather Weird History Obituaries Nature Sunday InYourArea RUSSIA has told the US it is suspending inspections agreed in its last remaining nuclear treaty with Washington. Putin’s mouthpiece Solovyov berates staff over tech blunder Invalid emailWe use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More infoVladimir Putin has called time on activities under the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). This was drafted by the US and Russia in 2009 and signed a year later. It was established for the limitation of strategic offensive arms.The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was withdrawing its objects subject to inspection under the treaty from inspection activities.It stressed that the move was “temporary”.This, it added, was allowed for within the Treaty’s own Protocol.The Ministry said it had chosen to suspend inspections due to US antagonization. Putin fury as he BLOCKS inspections agreed in last remaining nuclear treaty with US. (Image: Getty)It explained: “The Russian Federation is now forced to resort to this measure due to Washington’s persistent desire to achieve a restart of inspection activities on terms that do not take into account existing realities, create unilateral advantages for the United States and actually deprive the Russian Federation of the right to carry out inspections on American territory.“Our goal is to eliminate such an unacceptable situation…“[We also hope to] ensure that all START mechanisms operate in strict accordance with the principles of parity and equality of the parties, as implied in its harmonisation and entry into force.”These principles, it said, “are not being followed at this time”.READ MORE: Outrage at new packaging introduced on ASDA food productsThe current START treaty will expire in 2026.Joe Biden’s administration said last week it was ready to “expeditiously” negotiate a new deal.But the Kremlin warned time was running out to agree on a replacement.DON’T MISS:Zelensky’s call for no fly zone rejected [OPINION]Putin’s army from ‘mysteriously weak’ to ‘brutal’ [REVEAL]People sensationally blame Brexit for Russia’s chilling invasion [REPORT] Russia vs Ukraine: the stats. (Image: Express)Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “Moscow has repeatedly talked about the need to start such negotiations as soon as possible because there is little time left.“If the treaty ceases to exist without being replaced with something sound, then it will have the most negative impact on world security and stability.”Reports show that New START was only days from expiring when it was renewed last year.The striking of a new deal this time around could, however, this time be more difficult given the ongoing war in Ukraine and the tensions that are now abounding as a result of this. IPSO Regulated Copyright ©2022 Express Newspapers. “Daily Express” is a registered trademark. All rights reserved.
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