United States soon will conduct with Russia a dialogue on arms control, said on the last working day of the week, the White house adviser on state security Robert O " Brien.
"we are approaching an important dialogue on arms control with the Russian side ", - He said in the TV channel Fox news.
Answering the question of whether the White house out of the start-3 Treaty, as it was with the Treaty on open skies, O " Brien said that he does not consider this scenario likely.
"The Russians want a full surveillance on the weapons, we want a full surveillance over arms. So I'm cautiously optimistic that we will begin to move forward on the start-3 Treaty, " - said the adviser.
first printed edition of the wall Street Journal citing a source in the American administration said that the meeting of special representative of the President of the United States arms control Marshall Billingsley and Deputy foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on the issue of the Contract start-3, possibly to be held in Vienna. Currently parties are working on final clarification of the agenda of the meeting.
according to the publication, Washington is willing to discuss at the meeting, a new proposal for extension of start-3, attaching to the contract China.
first USA told what I think About the extension of the start-3 Treaty with Russia, which ends in 2021, but do offer a wider him 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 said that such negotiations were not interested. The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova said that the Russian Federation opposes artificial links States of China's participation and dialogue at the start, which put into question the extension of the document.
yesterday, Donald trump announced that North America would withdraw from the Treaty on open skies, but the recovery most likely. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that Washington would withdraw from the Treaty in six months.
The Treaty on open skies was signed in 1992, becoming one of the measures for strengthening confidence in the European Union Field of the end of the cold war. The agreement was signed by 34 countries. It operates since 2002 and provides the opportunity to participating countries to openly collect information About military forces and activities of one another.