Pompeo and Lavrov held talks

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said in a telephone conversation the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that the US wants to base any future talks on arms control to the trilateral format, involving China, said in a statement, state Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus.

"Pompeo Secretary and foreign Minister Lavrov discussed the next steps in a bilateral dialogue on strategic stability, taking into account pandemic COVID-19. The Secretary stressed that any future negotiations on arms control should be based on the concept of the President (Donald) trump of the tripartite agreement, which includes Russia and China", – said in a statement.

"the Secretary of state and the foreign Minister also discussed bilateral relations, including the detention of U.S. citizens," said Ortagus, without specifying what kind of citizens is it.

Earlier, the US said that think about extending the strategic start-3 Treaty with Russia, which expires in 2021, but I suggest to expand it to a large circle of new weapons not included in the current start-3 and also propose to include in the contract of the PRC. China has said that such negotiations were not interested.