Moscow has not received any official proposals on replacing the New START arms control treaty, a senior diplomat has said FILE PHOTO: A Yars mobile missile system at the dress rehearsal of the military parade marking of Victory in Great Patriotic War. © Sputnik / Grigory Sysoev

Russia has not received any concrete proposals to resume talks on replacing the landmark New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), despite recent remarks by US President Joe Biden on the matter, a senior Russian diplomat said on Friday. He also signaled that the negotiations should be held without any preconditions.

“Saying that you’re ready doesn’t mean you are,” the deputy head of Moscow’s delegation to the UN Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference, Andrey Belousov, told reporters.