It was the first arms control measure
to ban an entire class of weapons - ground-launched cruise missiles with a range between 310 and 3,400 miles.
This missile was capable of carrying three nuclear warheads. The INF treaty was the first arms control measure
to ban an entire class of weapons, including ground-launched cruise missiles with a range between 310 miles and 3,100 miles.
There are also figures which show that the United States, as well as Russia, have violated the terms of the New START Treaty, which is seen as a major arms control measure
aimed at limiting the stockpiling of nuclear arms.
How long can the 1972 ABM treaty--the only successful arms control measure
of the past quarter-century--last when both sides are openly developing and testing missile defenses and counterdefenses?
Guterres calls on Russia and the US "to extend New START and to undertake negotiations on further arms control measures
", concluded the statement.
Guterres calls on Russia and the US 'to extend New START and to undertake negotiations on further arms control measures
', it concluded.
"I strongly encourage the United States and the Russian Federation to extend the so-called New Start agreement to provide stability and the time to negotiate future arms control measures
," Guterres said.
While talking about new arms control measures
, he suggested that there is a need of improving the security environment for successful arms control negotiations.
It entails a series of confidence-building and conventional arms control measures
to halt "all hostile acts against each other." Pyongyang has long denounced any combined military exercises between Seoul and Washington as rehearsals for invasion or symbols of what it terms US hostility against it.
The demise of the INF and possibly of START, combined with growing tensions between Russia and the West on an array of global issues, makes new arms control measures
even more crucial and urgently necessary.