Biden’s Administration intends to extend nuclear treaty with Russia for 5 years

The term of the agreements on the START III nuclear treaty is coming to an end on February 5 this year. In this regard, the new administration of Joseph Biden intends to appeal to the Russian leadership in order to extend it. The essence of the treaty is that it limits the presence of American and Russian strategic nuclear weapons.
That it is necessary to extend the term of the agreement was also expressed by Bolat Nazarbayev, thus voicing the position of Kazakhstan. Of course, the issue of disarmament worries all world leaders. Now, when a new administration is being created in the United States, perhaps this issue will be considered more actively, taking into account the position of each side. Thus, one can only express support for the new administration.
Writes about this The Washington Post
Former President Donald Trump tried to renew the treaty for one year in the final months of his presidency, but he failed because China refused to join the agreement.
If the treaty expires, Moscow and Washington will be able to deploy an unlimited number of nuclear submarines, bombers and missiles, which, as many experts fear, could provoke a nuclear arms race and further aggravate relations between the United States and Russia.
At the same time, the publication writes that not everyone in Biden’s circle supports the extension of START III for five years. Victoria Nuland, for example, believes that the contract should be extended for a year.
At the same time, the Biden administration, sources say, is preparing to impose new sanctions against Russia. Officials said the new US president would rule out a “reset” of bilateral relations with Moscow.
“By working with Russia, we will also strive to hold it accountable for the reckless and aggressive actions that we have seen in recent months and years,” said one official.
Biden will instruct National Intelligence Director Avril Haynes to provide him with a full assessment of alleged Russian interference in the 2020 elections, the use of chemical weapons against opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and the reward for Taliban attacks on the US military in Afghanistan.
“We will use this assessment to substantiate our response to Russian aggression in the coming weeks,” another senior official said.
The Strategic Offensive Arms Reduction Treaty (START III) between the United States and Russia entered into force in February 2011. It ends in February 2021.

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