Tokyo, January 27. Agreeing on the terms of the START extension between Russia and the United States is a key step towards nuclear disarmament, said Katsunobu Kato, Secretary General of the Japanese Cabinet of Ministers.
In addition, the Japanese added that these measures are not enough to achieve a nuclear-free world, a broader arms control structure is needed, he concluded.
It should be noted that the Treaty on Measures to Further Reduce and Limit Strategic Offensive Arms (START) was signed by the heads of Russia and the United States in 2010. The main condition of the agreement was bilateral disarmament.
Earlier it became known that the British Foreign Office also positively assessed the extension of the treaty. The diplomats noted that this is an important contribution to strategic security.