The New Paper

January 27, 2021

US and Russia set to extend nuclear treaty

The US and Russia are expected to extend the “New START” nuclear arms treaty for five years according to statements yesterday from the Kremlin and the White House. The treaty (initially signed in 2010) limits the number of nuclear warheads each country can deploy to 1,550 and calls for on-site inspections to verify compliance. The deal is currently set to expire on February 5.

Extra: The extension does not require approval from US Congress, but does require approval from Russia's parliament (which began the process today).
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