Full text of Joint Understanding for START follow-on released

As a follow up to the July 6 announcement on the START Follow-on Treaty, today the White House provided the full text of the Joint Understanding (JU) between Russia and the United States.

The JU acknowledges prominent areas of difficulty related to missile defense and conventional warheads on strategic delivery vehicles by calling for:

5  A provision on the interrelationship of strategic offensive and strategic defensive arms.

6  A provision on the impact of intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles in a non-nuclear configuration on strategic stability.

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