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US Official: Biden Proposing 5-year Extension Of Nuke Treaty

US Official: Biden Proposing 5-year Extension Of Nuke Treaty

The Biden administration is proposing to Russia a fiveyear extension of the New START treaty limiting the number of U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear weapons, a U.S. official said Thursday.

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration is proposing to Russia a five-year extension of the New START treaty limiting the number of U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear weapons, a U.S. official said Thursday.

The proposal was being communicated to Russian officials, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a matter not yet publicly announced by the administration.

The treaty is set to expire in February and is the last remaining agreement constraining U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons.

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first published:January 21, 2021, 23:21 IST