US and Russia reach ‘gentleman’s agreement’ on extending key nuclear pact Trump administration has insisted without success that China be part of talks, as New Start accord neared February expiration. Putin proposes yearlong extension of nuclear pact with USRussian President Vladimir Putin has made a strong call to save his country’s last existing nuclear arms control pact with the United States, proposing to extend it at least for one year Putin proposes yearlong extension of nuclear pact with USMOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday made a strong call to save the last existing nuclear arms control pact between his country and the United States, proposing to extend it at... Trump Thought He Had a Nuclear Deal With Putin. Not So Fast, Russia Said.Trump administration officials want to broaden the New START accord and warn that the price of a new deal will rise after the election. Joe Biden supports a straight five-year extension of the deal. U.S. Says 'Agreement in Principle' With Russia on Extending Key Nuclear Pact - The Moscow TimesU.S. negotiator says Moscow and Washington have reached "gentleman's agreement" to extend the New START treaty. Russia rebuffs 'gentlemen's agreement' with U.S. to extend nuclear pactWith three weeks to go before U.S. elections, the Trump administration indicated it would support preserving the treaty for an unspecified period. U.S. Says 'Agreement in Principle' With Russia on Extending Key Nuclear Pact - The Moscow TimesWith U.S. elections three weeks away, the Trump administration signaled it was willing to keep the treaty largely as is for now.