Russia ready for quick extension of last arms pact with U.S.

Associated Press |
Published: 01.18.21 , 14:49
Moscow is ready for a quick deal with the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to extend the last remaining arms control pact, which expires in just over two weeks, Russia's top diplomat said Monday.
Months of talks between Russia and President Donald Trump's administration on the possible extension of the New START treaty have failed to narrow their differences.
The pact is set to expire on Feb. 5.Biden has spoken in favor of the preservation of the New START treaty, which was negotiated during his tenure as U.S. vice president, and Russia has said it's open for its quick and unconditional extension Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a news conference Monday that Moscow is ready to move quickly to keep the pact alive.