According to AFP, on January 21, the new administration US President Joe Biden has proposed extending the New Strategic Assault Weapons Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia for an additional five years.
New START is the reduction treaty nuclear weapons the last remaining between these two powers, scheduled to expire on February 5.
Speaking to the press, a White House spokesman said: “The US wants to find ways to extend New START add five years. “
[Nga ủng hộ việc gia hạn Hiệp ước New START thêm 5 năm]
Earlier, Antony Blinken, who was nominated for the position of Secretary of State in the new administration on Jan. 19, said the upcoming Joe Biden administration would seek to extend the New START signed with Russia, according to the roadmap. expires on February 5.
The Donald Trump administration has not been successful in expanding membership to entice China into New START.
By the end of last year, the administration seemed willing to accept the extension, but provided that Russia suspends military development activities.