Washington and Moscow continue to reduce strategic arms
The state Department has published a report on the implementation of the U.S.-Russia Treaty on measures for the further reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms (SNV-3).
The agreement was signed by the two countries in 2010 and entered into force in February 2011. Under the terms of the agreement, the United States and Russia have committed to reduce the total number of Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), 700 in each of the countries, reducing the number of warheads to 1,550 and deployed and not deployed launchers to 800.
According to the state Department report, by September 1 last year, the United States had in its Arsenal 1 393 nuclear warheads m 660 vehicles, including Intercontinental ballistic missiles, heavy bombers and submarines. In service with Russia was 501 media of all types, and 1 561 nuclear warheads. At the same time, the total number of deployed and not deployed delivery vehicles was $ 800, the US and 790 – the Russian Federation.
In early January the head of the us Department of Rex Tillerson announced that Washington and Moscow are planning to hold a new round of negotiations on the implementation of the two countries of the start-3 and the INF Treaty (Treaty on elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range).
In recent years, Washington and Moscow have repeatedly exchanged accusations of violating the INF Treaty. The United States believes that the Russian side has developed and tested a cruise missile, the flight range which violates the terms of the agreement.