U.S. administration in the event of failure of of proposals for further reductions in nuclear arsenals may initiate consideration of the one-sided reduction. It is reported by «Kommersant», citing a source close to the U.S. administration.
«For us, such advantages are obvious step. If Moscow refuses to consider the proposal, whitewashed house may try to enlist the support of 2-thirds of the senators and start arms reduction in one-sided manner, «- said the source.
According to the newspaper, the U.S. proposal for a further reduction of nuclear arsenals in the process of starting Tuesday visit to Moscow will announce the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller.
«Kommersant» notes that the readiness of the U.S. open a discussion further reduction of nuclear arsenals, Vice President Joe Biden said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting in Munich on February 2.
According to sources in the South American edition of Pure white house proposal was «very cool.»
«In Russia, the fear that such a step would cause outrage and military representatives of the military-industrial complex, which promised funds to establish the heavy ballistic missile SS-27» — explained the source «b».
Yet, according to the newspaper, the South American delegation will try to convince Moscow that will allow a further decline in the U.S. and Russia once a year to save up to eight billion dollars According views of representatives of the United States, such an agreement can be issued as a supplement to the existing START treaty or by As the last to sign a letter of intent.
As the newspaper notes, the basis for the proposal was the report in the drafting of which was attended by the State Department, the Pentagon, the National Security Council, Joint Chiefs of Staff, intelligence agencies and the U.S. Strategic Command.
Hidden memorandum defines a new list of goals for U.S. strategic forces. Since 2000, the country’s nuclear arsenal was reduced almost by half. Decreased and the number of possible U.S. enemies, said the newspaper.
For disk imaging, «b», the final version of the list of objectives excluded Iraq and Syria. Meanwhile, the list of possible targets for U.S. strategic forces objects remain in Russia, China, North Korea and Iran.