Biden to seek five-year extension of New START treaty

by Nicholas Fiorenza

US President Joe Biden plans to seek a five-year extension to the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) beyond its 5 February expiration date, his spokesperson has announced. Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed during a White House press briefing on 21 January, that the United States intends to seek a five-year extension of New START, as the treaty permits. The President has long been clear that the New START Treaty is in the national security interests of the United States and this extension makes even more sense when the relationship with Russia is adversarial, as it is at this time. New START is the only remaining treaty constraining Russian nuclear forces and is an anchor of strategic stability between our two countries.

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