Asia (bbabo.net), - China hopes that Russia and the United States will be able to resolve differences on the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START, START-3) and ensure its further implementation. This was announced on Wednesday by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin, reports today, February 22, TASS.
“We hope that the two sides, through constructive dialogue and consultations, will be able to agree on the proper settlement of frictions and ensure the successful implementation of the agreement,” he said at a briefing.
On Tuesday, in his address to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia's suspension of participation in START. Later, the Permanent Representative of the People's Republic of China to the UN, Zhang Jun, said that the United States was the first to withdraw from this treaty.