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Biden signals tougher stance against Russia in first call to Putin

Biden (left) and Putin reportedly ‘expressed satisfaction’ over the talks. (AP pic)WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden signalled a tougher US stance on Russia Tuesday in his first phone call with President Vladimir Putin, raising concerns over human rights and “aggression” against Ukraine, but welcoming cooperation on a new nuclear weapons accord.
The call was initiated by the White House to discuss progress on extending the New START deal, which limits the two powers to a maximum of 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads each and expires Feb 5. An agreement now appears to be closed.
But White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden also …read more

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