the special representative of the President of the United States Donald trump Marshall Billingsley gave a positive assessment of Russian-American consultations on strategic stability, held in Vienna.
“the First round of talks in Vienna is very constructive. Discussed wide range of issues relating to nuclear topics. In General, agreement was reached on the second round,” — he wrote on Twitter.
the Consultations were held behind closed doors. The Russian delegation was headed by Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, reports TASS.
currently the Only Treaty in force between Russia and the USA on the limitation of arms – SNV-3. It expires in early 2021.
the US Administration at different levels emphasizes the need to include China in negotiations to develop a new nuclear agreement. Beijing resolutely refuses to participate in this process because, in his opinion, Washington is continually striving to violate its obligations under the existing agreement. Russia supports the extension of the Treaty, without preconditions.