Executive Director John Tierney was quoted in Newsweek about the Biden administration’s plan to extend the New START agreement with Russia for the full five years allowed by the treaty.
“Extending New START for the full five years allowed under the terms of the agreement is the right decision,” John Tierney, executive director of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, said in a statement sent to Newsweek.
The former Massachusetts lawmaker noted the historical impact of New START, the third installment of a trilogy of treaties first established in 1991, during the final months of the Soviet Union.
“New START has effectively reduced the world’s two biggest nuclear arsenals and allowed for much-needed transparency between the United States and Russia,” Tierney said. “Every day that New START is in force is another day we avoid the unconstrained deployment of nuclear weapons.” Read more