U.S.-Russia Diplomats Begin Discussions on START

The “Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty,” first signed in 1991, could be extended.

The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, known as START, is a bi-lateral treaty between Russia and the United States that is due to expire in February 2021. At the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met this past Friday and discussed what the terms of a renewal might look like.

Although the arms control treaty is currently bi-lateral, the State Department has stressed President Trump’s intent to turn START into a tri-lateral agreement, extending it to include China in its terms. The Russian government suggested that China’s willingness to be involved in such a treaty would be very low, seeing as though their currently reported number of nuclear arms are far smaller than the arms currently carried by the U.S. and Russian militaries. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Trump as he seeks to lead the country and the globe toward further peace.
  • That Secretary Pompeo would enter discussions with heightened wisdom as he continues to negotiate with foreign diplomats.
  • That God would increase understanding and grace between the two global powers.

Sources: AP


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