WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States did not know about Russia’s nuclear undersea delivery system when the two countries negotiated the New START Treaty, US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller said in a hearing.
"The answer to that question is unequivocal ‘no’," Gottemoeller stated on Tuesday when asked whether the United States was aware of the existence of this system when it was in negotiations with the New START Treaty.
Gottemoeller offered to discuss the Russian nuclear system in more details in a closed session.
“We are concerned about it as a threat to the United States, but if it turns into a system that is widely put into operational deployment,” Gottemoeller stated Tuesday. “I think it is a troubling system.”