President Joe Biden condemned Tuesday Russia's decision to suspend its participation in the New START, a nuclear arms reduction treaty between the two countries, which was the last remaining pact that regulates the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals.
Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, he said cooperation and partnership are they keys to global challenges and the baseline for leadership on these issues.
"After more than 50 years of progress under the Non-Proliferation Treaty, Russia is shredding the longstanding arms control agreements, including announcing the suspension of New START," he said. "I view it as irresponsible, and it makes the entire world less safe."
He noted the United States has destroyed its last remaining chemical munitions in its stockpile this year in its efforts to lead in keeping the world free of chemical weapons.