Nine Republican senators urge Trump to pursue tough Russian Federation policy
11 February, 2017, 00:49 | Author: Sam Montgomery
USA legislators on both sides of the aisle have expressed worry that Trump has taken a too-conciliatory approach to Russian President Vladimir Putin, praising him as a great leader and excusing Russian violence by declaring the US guilty of extrajudicial killings.
According to the news agency, the new American president needed to consult with aides when Putin raised the possibility of extending the New START agreement that came into force in 2010.
Trump then paused to ask his aides what it was, before blasting it as a bad deal that favoured Russian Federation.
Iowa's Joni Ernst has joined with seven other Republican senators in urging President Trump to "pursue a principles and tough-minded Russian Federation policy". After the treaty was explained to him, Trump returned to the call and described it as a bad deal. Under the treaty, both countries have until 2018 to reduce their total number of deployed strategic nuclear warheads to no more than 1,550, the lowest in decades.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer has refused to comment on the nature of the conversation, calling it private.
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When Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the possibility of extending the arms control treaty between the USA and Russia, President Donald Trump asked his aids what the agreement was. According to the report, Trump then referred to it as one of the many bad deals Obama negotiated. The New START treaty was signed by the Russian and US presidents on April 8, 2010, in Prague.
Trump also does not appear to be taking part in the usual briefings presidents receive before calls with foreign leaders.
Russian Federation is engaged in a massive modernizing of its arsenal, hence its slight increase, but the USA has begun modernizing, as well, with nuclear experts agreeing that both sides have about the same number of warheads. In December, he informed "Morning Joe's" Mika Brzezinski that he welcomes an a nuclear arms race, news the latter broke to the world in Christmas pajamas. He did not receive a briefing from either Russian Federation experts with the National Security Council or intelligence agencies, according to two of the sources.
Putin and Trump talked by telephone for the first time over the weekend, with both men pledging to restore better ties between Washington and Moscow. "I have a general suspicion that he was not familiar with that treaty or really for that matter with other arms control treaties that proceeded it or really the whole sequence of events from 1991 through 2012", after the Soviet Union fell.
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