A 'No-Brainer': Anti-Nuclear Movement Urges Trump to Accept Putin Offer to Renew START Treaty

The international anti-nuclear weapons group Global Zero is urging President Donald Trump to accept with open arms an offer by Russian President Vladimir Putin to “extend the New START treaty immediately, before the year’s end, and without any preconditions.”

The 2010 treaty—first signed by the former presidents of the two nations, Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev, but which has floundered since Trump took office—limits each country to no more than 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads and 700 deployed missiles and bombers.

In his comments on Thursday, Putin said Russia has put forth a set of proposals to see agreement of the pact resumed, “but we have got no response from our partners.”