US Negotiator Accuses Russia of ‘Backtracking’ on Nuclear Agreement

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US Special Envoy for Arms Control Marshall Billingslea on Friday called it a disappointment that Russia “backtracked” on the American proposal to conclude an agreement that would cover all nuclear warheads.

Earlier on Friday, Washington rejected Moscow’s proposal to unconditionally extend New START, which expires in February, for one year and continue negotiations on the new pact to replace the only arms control regime between the two countries.

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