On July 17, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Thomas A. Shannon met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Rybakov. The talks stressed the need to create a long-term bilateral agreement between the two countries. After the Trump administration withdrew from the INF Treaty on August 2, the New START Treaty became the last nuclear control agreement between the United States and Russia to remain in force. On April 8, 2010, the United States and Russia signed New START, a legally binding and verifiable agreement limiting each party to 1,550 strategic nuclear warheads based on 700 strategic launchers (ICBM, SLBM and heavy bombers), and limited to 800 stationed and unused launchers. The contractually responsible warhead limit is 30 percent lower than SORT`s 2,200 limit, and the limit for delivery vehicles is 50 percent lower than the 1,600 allowed by START I. The contract contains a verification system that combines elements of START I with new elements adapted to New START. Activities covered by the Treaty include field inspections and exhibitions, data exchanges and notifications concerning strategic offensive weapons and facilities covered by the Treaty, as well as provisions to facilitate the use of national technical means for contract monitoring. The treaty also provides for the continuous exchange of telemetry (missile flight test data of up to five tests per year) and does not significantly limit missile defense or conventional long-range attack capabilities. The U.S. Senate approved New START on December 22, 2010.
The approval procedure of the Russian Parliament (adoption by the State Duma and the Federation Council) was completed on 26 January 2011. The contract entered into force on 5 February 2011 and expires in 2021, although both parties can agree to extend the contract for a maximum of five years. Both sides reached the central limits of the treaty until February. 5, 2018 Deadline for implementation. In June 1979, the United States and the Soviet Union reached a SALT II agreement to reduce their production of certain types of nuclear weapons. But in December, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan and began a nine-year war in which Soviet forces and Afghan communists fought against the mujahideen`s resistance, backed by U.S. and Saudi funding and Pakistani logistical support. After the Soviet invasion, U.S. President Jimmy Carter withdrew the SALT II Treaty from the Senate and the United States boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics. The Soviet Union took revenge by boycotting the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
These obligations must be fulfilled within seven years of the entry into force of the Treaty. The contract is for a period of ten years, with the possibility of extending it for a maximum of five years after the agreement of both parties.  The treaty entered into force on February 5, 2011, when the United States and Russia exchanged Russia`s instruments of ratification, after approval by the U.S. Senate and the Federal Assembly.  However, the United States began implementing the reductions prior to the ratification of the treaty.  Russia denies violating the agreement and has raised its own concerns about Washington`s compliance. Moscow has accused the United States of placing an anti-missile launch system in Europe, which could also be used to launch cruise missiles, using targets for anti-missile tests with characteristics similar to those of the FCI Treaty, and making armed drones equivalent to ground-mounted cruise missiles.