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World Biden extends five-year US-Russia arms deal

19:36  22 january  2021
19:36  22 january  2021 Source:   pri.org

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U . S . President Joe Biden will seek a five - year extension to the New START arms control treaty with Russia , the “Even as we work with Russia to advance U . S . interests, so too we work to hold Russia to The arms control treaty, which is due to expire on Feb. 5, limits the United States and Russia to

President Joe Biden has proposed extending a nuclear arms treaty with Russia before it expires next month, White House press secretary Jen Psaki Psaki noted that a five - year extension is permitted by the treaty and it "makes even more sense when the relationship with Russia is adversarial as it is

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President Joe Biden seeks a five-year extension with Russia on the New START treaty — the only deal left that limits the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals — with just weeks before it expires on Feb. 5. The deal allows each country to have no more than 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads and 700 deployed missiles and bombers, plus sweeping on-site inspections to verify compliance. Russia unconditionally welcomes the arms control pact that was first negotiated in 2010, when Biden was vice president, signaling an openness even to a shorter term if necessary.

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President Biden is seeking a five - year extension with Russia on the only remaining treaty limiting the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals just days before it expires, said two senior U . S . officials. At the same time, his administration is preparing to impose new costs on Russia pending a newly requested

"Even as we work with Russia to advance U . S . interests, so too we work to hold Russia to account for its reckless and adversarial actions," Psaki said. The arms control treaty, which is due to expire on Feb. 5 , limits the United States and Russia to deploying no more than 1,550 strategic nuclear warheads

However, months of talks between Russia and the former Trump administration were overshadowed by tensions fueled by the Ukrainian crisis, Moscow’s meddling in US 2016 elections, allegations that Russia may have offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan, and the ongoing targeting of Alexei Navalny, Putin’s loudest critic, who was arrested on Sunday after returning home from Germany, where he was mending from nerve-agent poisoning, most likely arranged by Kremlin.

Despite the extension, Biden intends to hold Russia “to account for its reckless and adversarial actions,” said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

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WATCH: Biden proposes 5 - year extension of Russia nuclear arms treaty, White House says. Trump’s lead negotiator on New START discussions with the Russians , Marshall S. Billingslea, wrote on Twitter on Thursday that Biden would be making a mistake by quickly agreeing to a five - year

The administration of U . S . President Joe Biden will be seeking a five - year extension to the New START arms control treaty with Russia , White House press secretary The decision had to be made quickly because the treaty, which limits the United States and Russia to deploying no more than 1

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