the Main condition for the renewal of the Russian-American agreement on strategic offensive arms (start) was voiced by the special representative of the President of the United States arms control Marshall Billingsley.

according to the newspaper The Washington Times, Russia needs to convince China to sit down at the negotiating table. The fact that Washington considers “one of the main problems with the new start Treaty” is that it “does not involve the Chinese.” In this case, said Billingsley, the agreement will be advantageous to Russia, not the United States.

According to him, Washington is not interested “in arms control for the sake of the fact of arms control”.

Earlier, us President, Donald trump after speaking by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the parties want to reach agreement on arms control. He noted that now is a good time for cooperation.