Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson and other senior US officials held a meeting with the delegation from Russia, led by the Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov.
The meeting, which took place on July 17 in Geneva, Switzerland, followed the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s discussion with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, held in May, and was the latest in a series of US-Russia meetings focused on Strategic Security.
According to a statement by the US Department of State, “the delegations discussed their respective national strategic policies as a means to reduce misunderstandings and misperceptions on a range of key security issues. The U.S. delegation discussed the U.S. National Security Strategy, National Defense Strategy, Nuclear Posture Review, Missile Defense Review, emerging security challenges, the President’s vision for a new direction in nuclear arms control with Russia and China.”
It has also been reported that the American side expressed its concerns about Russia’s development of nuclear weapons and noted that that in order for the arms control to be effective, both the US and Russia should be fully committed to the existing treaty compliance.
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website