Russia Agrees to Extend Nuclear Treaty

5-year extension will affect the only remaining arms control treaty between the two nations.

The Kremlin announced on Thursday that it was open to the proposal from the president’s administration to extend a nuclear-arms treaty set to expire in two weeks. The New START treaty places limits on the number of deployed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), warheads, and ICBM launchers for each country.

President Joe Biden asked for a five-year extension to the treaty in order to give both countries more time to put in place a longer-lasting arms agreement. UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric also stressed the importance of the treaty saying, “A five-year extension would not only maintain verifiable caps on the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals but will also provide time to negotiate new nuclear arms control agreements to grapple with our increasingly complex international environment.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would be at work through any new treaties to bring about stable peace between the U.S. and Russia.
  • For administration officials to seek Godly wisdom as they engage with Russia on new agreements and treaties.
  • That God would direct President Biden as he sets new foreign policy and relationships with foreign powers. 

Sources: AP, Washington Post, Politico


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