The United States and Russia have finalised an agreement to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which was due to expire on Friday, and which imposes limits on Russian and US intercontinental missiles and bombers, but does not cover new types of weapons, until 2026. Al Jazeera reports that both Washington and Moscow cast the extension as a victory, saying it would provide stability and transparency on nuclear issues while acknowledging some of their disagreements but Russia’s foreign ministry also criticised the US for pulling out of other arms control pacts under former President Donald Trump.