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U.S. arms control post Biden appoints lawyer Mallory Stewart

July 3, 2021

WASHINGTON- President Joe Biden said he intended on Friday to appoint Mallory Stewart as Assistant Secretary of State for arms control, a key task for the New Arms Control Treaty Successor in Washington and Moscow.

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Stewart, now a senior director on the White House National Security Council, would lead the State Department’s bureau of arms control, verification, and compliance if confirmed by the Senate, the White House said in a statement.

New START has been extended for five years in February by the United States and Russia. In 2011, the treaty limits US and Russia to not more than 1,550 strategic nuclear warheads, imposing restrictions on the delivery of land- and submarine missiles and bombers.

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