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Oct 12, 2020
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Trump wants to conclude nuclear weapons deal with Russia by elections

American leader Donald Trump plans to reach an agreement with Russia on nuclear arms control by the November 3 presidential elections in the country, Axios news portal reported.

According to him, the White House believes that an agreement in principle with the Russian Federation has already been reached, so the preparation of the agreement will be completed in a week after the negotiations between the parties "are seriously resumed."

Last Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Washington hopes to reach an agreement with Russia within a few weeks to extend the Treaty on Measures to Further Reduce and Limit Strategic Offensive Arms (START).

It is about reaching a framework agreement. At the same time, the period for which the contract can be extended is still being discussed.

Russia and the United States signed START in 2010. It is valid until February 5, 2021 and can be extended for another five years by agreement of the parties.

The Russian authorities urge Washington not to delay the resolution of this issue.

As Russian President Vladimir Putin noted, if this treaty also ceases to exist, then there will be no instruments in the world to restrain the arms race.

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