Biden State pick calls for extending New START with Russia

SpaceWar.com reports: “Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, said Tuesday the incoming administration would seek to extend New START, the last US arms pact with Russia, which expires February 5.

‘I think we’re going to seek an extension,’ Blinken said in response to a question at his Senate confirmation hearing.

‘I know we will be coming to you very quickly, almost immediately, to discuss that,’ Blinken said of the Senate.

Russian President Vladimir Putin last year proposed a one-year extension on New START, which caps the number of nuclear warheads between the two powers…”

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