6 days US rejects Russia’s nuke proposal Manilatimes |World
WASHINGTON, D.C.: The White House on Friday (Saturday in Manila) rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal earlier in the day to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New Start) for at least one year without conditions. “President Putin’s response today to extend New START without freezing nuclear warheads is a non-starter,” US President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said on Twitter. O’Brien reiterated the US proposal of an extension of New Start for one year, during which both countries cap all nuclear warheads, referring to both strategic and tactical ones. ... more