Biden seeks five more years for last Russia nuclear pact but no 'reset'

Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden on Thursday proposed a five-year extension with Russia of New START, days before the expiration of the last nuclear reduction treaty between the two powers, but vowed to press Moscow hard on a host of concerns. The announcement on the first full day of Biden’s presidency is intended to prevent a nuclear arms race but makes clear he will not attempt a “reset” of relations as attempted in varying forms by every post-Cold War president. The treaty, which has limited the United States and Russia to 1,550 nuclear warheads each, expires on February 5 after n…

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