Report: Technical spat threatens US-Russia missile talks
A dispute about sharing technical data on missile systems has tripped up US-Russian weapons disarmament negotiations, reported the Russian newspaper Vremya Novostey Monday.
According to the report, Russian negotiators have offered to share details on their new RS-24 and Bulava rockets in return for telemetric data on missiles in the new US missile defence system, DPA reported.
However, the US has refused to consider that information exchange as part of ongoing talks on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
The two countries have negotiated for months on a successor to the START I treaty, which expired in December and set limits on the number of offensive weapons each nation could hold. A new round of negotiations started in Geneva on Monday.