The “New START” treaty was in the news. What is this treaty?(2011)
a) It is a bilateral strategic nuclear arms reduction treaty between the USA and the Russian Federation
b) It is a multilateral energy security cooperation treaty among the members of the East Asia Summit
c) It is a treaty between the Russian Federation and the European Union for the energy security cooperation
d) It is a multilateral cooperation treaty among the BRICS countries for the promotion of trade
New START is a nuclear arms reduction treaty between the United States and the Russian Federation with the formal name of Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms.
It was signed on 8 April 2010 in Prague, and, after ratification, entered into force on 5 February 2011