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Time running out on the last US-Russia nuclear arms treaty

 

Last updated 5/23/2020 at 1:02pm

DEB RIECHMANN

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Time is running out on an arms control treaty that, if it's allowed to expire, will leave the world with no legal restrictions on U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons for the first time in nearly half a century.

If President Donald Trump doesn't extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty - only remaining U.S.-Russia arms control pact - or succeed in negotiating a replacement treaty, it will expire on Feb. 5. That's just 16 days after Trump begins a second term or his successor is sworn into office.

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