The "New START" treaty is the last remaining arms reduction pact between Russia and the US and was due to expire in a week’s time. But the world can breath a sigh of relief as the Russian parliament unanimously ratified a 5-year extension.
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Presidents Biden and Putin have quickly agreed to continue limiting their nuclear weapons. But, as Teri Schultz reports, Washington may not be able to count on the Kremlin to rein in Beijing's burgeoning arsenal.
The extension of the landmark arms control treaty will continue to limit the number of nuclear missiles and warheads each country can deploy.
Moscow has said it plans to withdraw from the arms control and verification treaty in the coming days, following the departure of the US from the treaty.
The New START nuclear arms agreement, one of the last restraints on Russia and the United States, will expire in February. The two powers are meeting in Finland to discuss its future.
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