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Moscow doesn’t see prospects for extending New START nuclear pact with Washington

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets Armenian counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow does not see prospects for extending the new START arms control treaty with Washington, but plans to continue talks nonetheless, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.

The New START accord, signed in 2010, limits the number of strategic nuclear warheads that Russia and the United States can deploy. It expires in February next year.

(Reporting by Tom Balmforth; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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