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US official: Biden proposing 5-year extension of nuke treaty

Posted On: Mar 4, 2021   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

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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