The Deep Cuts Commission and the Young Deep Cuts Commission regret the postponement of the meeting of the New START Bilateral Consultative Commission (BCC), which had been scheduled to take place in Cairo, Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2022.
The BCC is a technical body, which normally meets at least twice a year to resolve problems related to implementation of the New START, the only arms control treaty currently limiting Russian and U.S. nuclear weapons. The Cairo meeting would have been the first BCC meeting since 2021, when the Covid-19 pandemic stopped the regular dialogue on New START implementation. Commission members of the Deep Cuts Commission and the Young Deep Cuts Commission believe that a new date for the next BCC meeting should be set as soon as possible and urge Russia and the United States to formally agree to negotiate a new accord to replace New START before it expires.
Read the Statement “U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Diplomacy Remains In Mutual and Global Security Interests” on the Deep Cuts project webpage.