Delegates from the United States of America led by Marshall Billingslea and the Russian Delegation under their Foreign Ministry Sergei Ryabkov begin their 2 day talks on June 22nd 2020 at Vienna Capital of Austria.  The talks for extending the nuclear disarmament treaty  1982, were in doubt over the last few months as the United States of America President Donald Trump continued the call for the addition of Republic of China in the treaty. The Treaty is commonly known by the name ‘START I’ treaty.

China’s Response to Trump Call

According to China, It’s still not the right time for them to involve or to be a part of such a nuclear treaty (START I), the U S and Russia has the primary responsibility of nuclear disarmament as the nuclear stockpile of China is dwarfed by those of the two Giant Nations.

China also added that for other nations to join the Nuclear Disarmament Treaty, like (India, Iran, Israel) the U S must drastically reduce the size of its stockpile.

History START Treaty

START I (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is a bilateral nuclear disarmament treaty between the United States and Russia Federation. The formal name of the treaty is ‘Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms’.

The treaty was last signed on 8th April 2010, came into effect on 5th February 2011 for a period of 10 years. The current treaty expires on 5th February 2021. The treaty expires every 10 years.

  • Drafted: 29 June 1982 – June 1991
  • Signed: 31 July 1991
  • Effective: 5 December 1994

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