By John Liang / January 11, 2010 at 5:00 AM

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs was asked today about the status of U.S.-Russian negotiations over a follow-on agreement to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. The pact expired last month, and U.S. and Russian officials suspended talks for the holidays.

Gibbs said:

We continue to work with our Russian counterparts on trying to find an agreement that, quite frankly, that works for both sides. I need to go back and look at some notes about whether it was this Friday or the previous Friday that we had a negotiating team that headed to -- headed over to make some headway on that. But nothing as of yet to report.

Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher could shed more light on the START talks when she sits down with reporters on Wednesday morning.