Alexey Bogdanovsky. Impressive U.S. Senator from Arizona John Sidney McCain tried to convince the US administration not to hold dialogues with Russia on strategic nuclear weapons and hinted that the Senate can block such an initiative.
"To have a dialogue with Russia on further strategic nuclear reductions - a dangerous, naive, doomed to failure idea in regard to the U.S. Senate," warned Senator in circulation. At the written request of McCain, Moscow intervene in the situation in Ukraine and violates the Agreement on destruction of rockets of small and average range." Call for reductions in strategic nuclear weapons and to ignore the extensive Russian stockpiles of tactical nuclear weapons shortsighted " - said McCain. His statements come amid which started in new York on the first day of the week the conference of United Nations on non-proliferation.
the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, said on the first day of the week that, in His vision, the real obstacle to the reduction of nuclear weapons is the US policy. Meanwhile, Russia believes that it is possible to further negotiations with the U.S. on this issue, but insists on the inclusion of elements of U.S. missile defense, which, as fears Moscow, have the opportunity to be directed against Russia's nuclear potential. The U.S., for its part, blame the Russian Federation in violation of the Treaty on the destruction of intermediate-range and shorter-range, but Russia denies this. Anyway, both countries implement the provisions of the Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms (start), which entered into force in 2011. The agreement stipulates that the Russian Federation and the USA will reduce combat nuclear warheads to 1,550 on each side, and will reduce the number of Intercontinental ballistic missiles and missiles on submarines and heavy bombers to 700.
The Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons (NPT) serves as one of the factors in ensuring international security. It contains the obligation of countries to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the creation of opportunities for the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Consists of a preamble and eleven articles.
The contract was prepared by a Committee of the United Nations on disarmament. June 12, 1968, He was endorsed by the UN General Assembly. At the same time in the Russian capital, the U.S. capital and London on 1 July 1968 began the signing of the Contract. The Treaty entered into force on 5 March 1970. Its members are all independent member States of the UN, except 4 - Israel, India, North Korea and Pakistan.