US News: America does not need to increase the size of its nuclear arsenal to intimidate rivals like Russia and China. White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said this on Friday (June 2). However, the UShas expressed its willingness to hold talks with Russia regarding a nuclear arms control framework.
Sullivan told the Arms Control Association that the United States did not need to increase nuclear forces to exceed the combined total of its rivals. Putin announced in February that he was freezing Russian cooperation under provisions of the New START treaty for nuclear weapons and missile inspections amid deepening tensions between Washington and Moscow over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. However, Russia said it would respect the treaty’s limits on nuclear weapons. The purpose of this treaty was to limit the number of nuclear weapons to 1,550.
Jake Sullivan said that rather than waiting for all our bilateral differences to be resolved, the United States is ready to engage Russia now to manage nuclear risks and develop a post-2026 arms control framework.  ;
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