Biden to seek five-year extension of nuclear arms treaty with Russia - Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will seek to extend the New START arms control treaty with Russia for five years, The Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing unidentified senior U.S.

Reuters January 22, 2021 00:11:21 IST
Biden to seek five-year extension of nuclear arms treaty with Russia - Washington Post

Biden to seek fiveyear extension of nuclear arms treaty with Russia  Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will seek to extend the New START arms control treaty with Russia for five years, The Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing unidentified senior U.S. officials.

Biden's secretary of state nominee, Antony Blinken, on Tuesday told Congress the administration would seek to extend the key nuclear treaty that expired Feb. 5. The Kremlin on Wednesday said it would welcome an extension.

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