In a statement made on Friday, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan affirmed the United States’ willingness to uphold nuclear warhead limits outlined in the New START treaty.
Sullivan emphasised that the US is committed to maintaining these limits as long as Russia continues to do so.
Sullivan further urged Russia to participate in discussions regarding a new treaty to succeed the New START, which is set to expire in 2026. In addition, he expressed the US’s readiness to engage in negotiations with China “without preconditions.”
The statement reflects the US’s desire for bilateral and multilateral agreements to ensure nuclear arms control and non-proliferation. It highlights the importance of cooperation between major global powers in addressing the complex challenges associated with nuclear disarmament and arms control.