Joe Biden proposing 5-year extension of nuke treaty, says US official

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WASHINGTON: The Biden administration is proposing to Russia a five-year extension of the New START treaty limiting the number of US and Russian strategic nuclear weapons, a US official said Thursday.
The proposal was being communicated to Russian officials, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a matter not yet publicly announced by the administration.
The treaty is set to expire in February and is the last remaining agreement constraining US and Russian nuclear weapons.
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