To disarmament talks: A bilateral nuclear control makes no sense

The United States in pursuit of a comprehensive arms-limitation Pact, the distinction between tactical and strategic nuclear weapons, and not only Russia and Am

To disarmament talks: A bilateral nuclear control makes no sense

The United States in pursuit of a comprehensive arms-limitation Pact, the distinction between tactical and strategic nuclear weapons, and not only Russia and America, but also China to join. The American special envoy, Marshall Billingslea said on Tuesday in Vienna. Billingslea had resulted in the Austrian capital the day before in-depth discussions with the Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

Stephan Löwenstein

Political correspondent, based in Vienna.

F. A. Z.

please be so productive that you have set up several technical working groups to ask to join, said Billingslea. We hope to be able to the end of July or beginning of August, a follow-on meetings. It's going to be a succession solution for the "New Start"agreement, the number of warheads and carrier systems of the two nuclear super powers, limited and in February of next year runs out.

Beijing denies participation

dissent is, however, about what countries should be included; this applies especially to China. The government in Beijing can't be denied on the grounds that it had already nearly as many nuclear weapons as the United States and Russia. Billingslea criticized the sharp. He referred to American "knowledge", according to which China plans to double the size of its nuclear Arsenal in the coming decade, at least. This upgrade program "is not secret, it is transparent, and it must end".

Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 18:19

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