Russia, according to Washington, should show a willingness to resume work with the United States on nuclear arms control, according to a statement from U.S. President Joe Biden released by the White House on Monday.
"My administration is prepared to negotiate swiftly on a new arms control system to replace START III, which expires in 2026. But the negotiations require a partner in good faith," it said.
"In this context, Russia must demonstrate that it is willing to resume work with the United States on nuclear arms control," the statement said.
In addition, Biden's statement said, "China also has a responsibility: under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, as a nuclear-weapon state, and as a permanent member of the UN Security Council."