WASHINGTON (AN) — U.S. President Joe Biden's administration restored some stability to nonproliferation efforts by extending the last remaining major U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty for another five years on Wednesday, two days ahead of its expiration date.
America's top diplomat, Antony Blinken, said the formal renewal of the decade-old New START Treaty that was set to expire on February 5 will ensure there are "verifiable limits" on Russian intercontinental and submarine-launched ballistic missiles and heavy bombers until February 5, 2026. The treaty was extended without any changes made to it.
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