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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:31 PM

trump thwarted by Russia/putin


'TheHill.com 10-17-2020

President Trumpís efforts to secure foreign policy wins heading into the presidential election have hit a wall in arms control talks with Russia.

The Russians, perhaps hedging their bets in case Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins in November, recently rejected the Trump administrationís latest offer, while on Friday, the administration rejected Moscowís counteroffer to extend the existing New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

The impasse has dimmed prospects for a deal before Election Day, depriving Trump of an accomplishment he could tout in the remaining days of the campaign. . . '

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