After Russia, the United States aims for joint arms control with China

ILLUSTRATION. The Chinese flag was hoisted next to the US flag before the strategic dialogue meeting of the US – China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&D) on July 10, 2014, at the Dioodo State House in Beijing.

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KONTAN.CO.ID – Washington. The United States (US) announced on Wednesday (3/2) that the nuclear limit agreement with Russia has been officially extended until 2026. Now, Uncle Sam’s country is looking at similar efforts with other rivals China.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has said the new Strategic Disarmament Agreement (START) has secured the United States, its allies and other allies.

“An uncontrolled nuclear competition would endanger all of us,” Blinken was quoted as saying Kyoto.

Blingen said the United States would seek joint arms control with China in the future to reduce the risks of China’s modern and developing nuclear weapons.

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The plan was unveiled by the Donald Trump administration. Unfortunately, at that time Beijing was not interested in coming to the negotiating table.

At the time, Trump insisted he wanted to enter the new START in China in order to restrict the production of his rival’s nuclear weapons. The Joe Biden administration may pursue this goal.

New START contract extension

The United States and Russia on Wednesday exchanged diplomatic notes on an agreement to expand the new START. The new contracts will come into force on the same day and expire on February 5, 2026.

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