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White House Rejects Putin Proposal to Extend Arms-Control Pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Friday that the U.S. and Russia extend the New START arms-control treaty for at least a year to give the two sides time to negotiate a follow-on agreement. But the Trump administration quickly rejected the offer as a non-starter unless Russia also agreed to a freeze on the number of…

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Friday that the U.S. and Russia extend the New START arms-control treaty for at least a year to give the two sides time to negotiate a follow-on agreement.

But the Trump administration quickly rejected the offer as a non-starter unless Russia also agreed to a freeze on the number of nuclear warheads held on each side.

“We…

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