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Pompeo: US ready to prolong New START with Russia, 'if we can get the deal right'

There is large compliance with the new treaty, the US Secretary of State has noted

WASHINGTON, April 10. /TASS/. Washington will agree to prolonging the Russian-US treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START), if the two sides make a deal that suits both sides, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said on Wednesday.

"There is large compliance with the new START. On both sides there are some arguments on edges, but largely the Russians and the United States have been compliant. We are at the very beginning of conversations of renewing that. If we can get the deal right, if we can make sure it fits 2021 and beyond, President Trump has made very clear that if we can get a good solid arms control agreement, we ought to get one," Pompeo said during hearings at the US Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee.