‘Putin’s proposal a non-starter’: White House rejects Russian call to extend nuclear arms control treaty
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Washington has refused President Vladimir Putin’s offer to extend New START, the last remaining arms control treaty between the US and Russia, for one year without any preconditions.

“President Putin’s response today to extend New START … is a non-starter,” the US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien said in response to Moscow’s offer, adding that Washington hopes Russia “will reevaluate its position before a costly arms race ensues.”

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