Military agreement between Russia and the US may scuttle out of nuclear-powered doomsday missile explosion
The United States doubted the advisability of extending the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
The United States doubted the advisability of extending the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) for the next five years. A senior official in the US administration told Reuters on condition of anonymity on Tuesday.
“Russia's attempts to develop a hypersonic cruise missile raise questions about the [expediency] of extending the START-3 treaty for a five-year term,” TASS quotes the source as saying.
Americans believe that a prototype of the Burevestnik cruise missile, which NATO calls the SSC-X-9 Skyfall, exploded at a training ground in the Arkhangelsk region. The Ministry of Defense and Rosatom have previously indicated that the explosion occurred when testing a liquid propulsion system.
The incident at the training ground occurred on Thursday, August 8, at the 45th state central naval testing ground of the Russian Navy. Five Rosatom employees died, three people were hospitalized.