A little background.
This was a sharp contrast with the previous administration which had refused to detail Russian violations. It falsely claimed that it couldn’t answer the question because “the New START treaty forbids releasing to the public data and information obtained during implementation of the treaty.”
While Trump rejected an extension, Biden gave Putin a 5-year extension with no preconditions.
Now he’s whining.
The United States on Tuesday accused Russia of violating a major nuclear arms control agreement by not allowing on-site inspections and refusing to meet to discuss such concerns.
“Russia is not complying with its obligation under the New START Treaty to facilitate inspection activities on its territory,” a State Department spokesperson told The Hill. “Russia’s refusal to facilitate inspection activities prevents the United States from exercising important rights under the treaty and threatens the viability of U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control.”
New START was a scam. Like virtually every Russian arms pact.
Biden chose to climb on board even while his people were claiming that Trump was a Russian puppet. Now these are the consequences. And the treaty is in force until 2026. At least for us. The Russians will just go on ignoring it and laughing at us.