New START Nuclear Arms Control Treaty with Russia extended for five years by US.
President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed about this treaty on phone call a week ago, and it was signed into law on Friday by Mr. Putin.
The New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) nuclear arms control treaty with Russia is extended for five years by US. In support of the initiative, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said it made the world safer. He said an unbounded nuclear competition would put all of us in risk.
President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed about this treaty on phone call a week ago, and it was signed into law on Friday by Mr. Putin. The treaty had to be discontinued since February 5, as the approval of extension was refused by the Trump administration. Now it has been extended to February 5, 2026.
About the 'Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty- START':
1.The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) came into existence on 5 February 2011.
In fact, it came in place of the 'Start Pact' in 1991, at the end of the Cold War.
2.The 'New Start Treaty' will lapse in February 2021.
3.The US and Russia agreed to reduce their nuclear arsenal under the 'New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty' (START).
The treaty, enforced in 2011, limited the United States and Russia to deploy a maximum of 1,550 strategic nuclear warheads each and also restricted the land- and submarine-based missiles and bombers to deliver them.