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Antonov: We still have time to extend the New START treaty with America

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Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov announced that there is still enough time to extend the new “START” treaty on reducing the nuclear arsenal with the United States of America.

Antonov, in statements reported by the Russian (TASS) news agency, expressed his readiness to continue negotiations between the Russian and American sides.

In order to extend the treaty, stressing that Moscow has an excellent negotiating team in issues related to the arms control file.

The Russian diplomat added that Moscow is still taking part in negotiations with the current US administration to guarantee

A possible extension of the treaty.. explaining, “Yes … we are in close contact with the US President’s special envoy for arms control, Marshall Billingsley, the principal commissioner for this file from the US side.”

Antonov confirmed that the two sides share their proposals on extending the new “START” treaty and concluded by saying that “dialogue is still existing between us … and we hope that this will continue soon.”

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