Trump sends his representative to negotiations with Moscow on armaments

Russian and US diplomats will discuss “mutually agreed topics” that relate to future arms control prospects.

Trump sends his representative to negotiations with Moscow on armaments

This was reported by the press service of the US State Department.

According to the agency, Washington has telegraphed Presidential Special Representative Marshall Billingsley. On the Russian side, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov will participate in the discussion. Negotiations will take place in Austria and will be held on Monday and Tuesday.

“The United States issued an open invitation to the People’s Republic of China to join these discussions and clearly stated the need for all three countries to negotiate arms control in good faith,” the State Department said.

As News Front previously reported, after the United States unilaterally withdrew from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, the START Treaty on Measures to Further Reduce and Limit Strategic Offensive Arms was also threatened.

The agreement expires on February 5, 2021, but Washington in every possible way demonstrates its readiness to destroy this agreement under the pretext of the need to include China in it. It is noteworthy that the United States put this condition on the issue of creating a trilateral analogue of the INF Treaty, but China expectedly refused to limit its military potential.


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