- Fresh Session of Commission Under US-Russia New START Treaty to Be Held in April - Ryabkov
Fresh Session Of Commission Under US-Russia New START Treaty To Be Held In April - Ryabkov
The next session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission under the US-Russia New START Treaty (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) will be held in April, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Tuesday
The New Start Treaty entered into force on February 5, 2011. It has a 10-year duration with option to extend for no more than five years.
The aggregate limits of the Treaty restrict the United States and Russia to 1,550 deployed strategic warheads each. The Treaty also includes an aggregate limit of 800 deployed and non-deployed ICBM launchers, SLBM launchers, and heavy bombers equipped for nuclear armaments. Within that limit, the number of deployed ICBMs, SLBMs, and heavy bombers cannot exceed 700.