An Agreement On Arms Reduction

The Treaty on Medium-Range Nuclear Weapons was signed in 1987 between the United States and the Soviet Union and ratified in 1988, resulting in an agreement to destroy all missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers. [19] Things have changed recently. The Russians announced that they would agree to a one-year extension of New START and said they were “ready to make a political commitment with the United States to freeze the sites` existing arsenals of nuclear warheads during this period.” The Russian statement added that this does not imply additional US conditions. The State Department spokesman reacted quickly and positively, saying U.S. negotiators were “ready to meet immediately to reach a verifiable deal.”

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