U.S., Russia Close To A Deal On Extending The START Nuclear Treaty


The U.S. and Russia are on the verge of an arms-control deal that would freeze the number of nuclear warheads on each side and extend the New START agreement for a year, a senior Trump administration official said Tuesday. 
“We are very, very close to a deal,” the official said. “Now that the Russians have agreed to a warhead freeze, I do not see why we cannot work out the remaining issues in the coming days.” 
The Trump administration has been pressing Russia to conclude the agreement before the Nov. 3 U.S. election, a development that would provide President Trump with a diplomatic achievement in the final days of his campaign. 
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WNU Editor: The Kremlin has given everything that President Trump asked for. This is a major policy win for the President, and also the right one to do. This deal will also probably be signed in the next day or two before the US Presidential debate …. US ready to meet immediately with Russia to finalize New START agreement (TASS). But the Kremlin is still hedging its bets …. Russia Is Hedging Its Arms Control Bets on Next U.S. Administration (National Interest). 
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