The special representative of the President of the United States arms control Marshall Billingsley and Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov to discuss arms control at the meeting in Austria on 22-23 June. It is reported TASS with reference to the press service of the state Department.
China also sent an invitation to participate in the negotiations.
“Billingsley will travel to Austria on June 22-23 to discuss at the meeting with Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov mutually agreed topics related to the future of arms control. The United States sent an invitation to China to join in these discussions and clearly stated the need for all three countries have negotiated in good faith on arms control”, – said in a statement.
Earlier the U.S. permanent representative to the Conference on disarmament Robert wood said the United States will not allow Russia and China to move forward in the modernization and build-up of stockpiles of nuclear weapons. He added that the U.S. also upgrade your warehouse, but do not increase the number of machines.
10 Jun Marshall Billingsley urged China to take part in the talks on arms control with Russia and America, which will be held in Vienna.
Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that the agreement with the United States in the field of arms control and strategic stability will be achieved only taking into account the interests of Russia. He added that Washington repeatedly violated international agreements.
The contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3) was signed in 2010 by then presidents of Russia and the USA Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama. The agreement came into force in 2011 and his term expires in February 2021-th.