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 New START Abkommen Verlängerung infographic
Grafik zeigt Details der einsatzbereiten US und russischen Atomsprengköpfe seit das New START Abkommen in Kraft getreten ist.
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US und Russland vereinbaren Verlängerung des New START Atomwaffenabkommens

January 27, 2021 - Die Vereinigten Staaten und Russland haben "im Prinzip" eine Verlängerung des New START Abkommens um fünf Jahre in einem Telefonat zwischen US Präsident Joe Biden und Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin vereinbart.

Russian lawmakers on Wednesday quickly approved the extension of the last remaining treaty limiting the U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear arsenals, a fast-track action that comes just days before it’s due to expire, AP said.

The pact’s extension doesn’t require congressional approval in the U.S., but Russian lawmakers must ratify the move and Putin has to sign the relevant bill into law.

New START expires on February 5. After taking office last week, Biden proposed extending the treaty for five years, and the Kremlin quickly welcomed the offer.

The treaty, signed in 2010 by President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, limits each country to no more than 1,550 nuclear warheads on 700 deployed launchers.

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PUBLISHED: 28/01/2021; STORY: Graphic News
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