MOSCOW – Russia says it has complied with the nuclear arsenal limits of a key arms control treaty, but has some issues with respect to U.S. compliance.
The New START treaty signed in 2010 limits the United States and Russia each to 700 deployed intercontinental ballistic missiles and strategic bombers, and 1550 deployed strategic warheads. The deadline to verify both countries, compliance was Monday.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign affairs said in a statement that it now has 527 deployed intercontinental ballistic missiles and strategic bombers and 1,444 strategic nuclear warheads.
The ministry approved the AMERICAN declaration to the treaty caps, but expressed their concern about the US re-configure a number of submarines and bombers to carry conventional weapons.
He said that Russia can not confirm that the hardware to be configured does not appear in the state of the implementation of nuclear weapons.