WORLD Japan welcomes 5-year extension of US-Russia nuclear cap treaty

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Japan welcomes 5-year extension of US-Russia nuclear cap treaty

Xinhua

21:46, February 04, 2021

A ground-based intercontinental ballistic missile is launched from the Plesetsk facility during a drill in northwestern Russia, December 9, 2020. (Photo: AP)

TOKYO, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Japan called the five-year extension of the US-Russia treaty capping their nuclear arsenals "important progress in nuclear disarmament."

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi made the remarks in a statement.

On Wednesday, the United States and Russia said the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty had been extended for five years through 2026.

The treaty is the last of its kind capping both countries' nuclear arsenals.

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