The New Paper

February 4, 2021

US and Russia extend New START treaty

The US and Russia formally extended the “New START” nuclear arms treaty through 2026 yesterday. 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 treaty was previously set to expire tomorrow, and the extension was initially announced last week.
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