Russia expects the US to continue the dialogue on strategic stability

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in fotobanka Russia to the United States Anatoly Antonov. Archival photoRussia expects the US to continue the dialogue on strategic stability© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Russia expects the United States to agree to hold another round of consultations on strategic stability at the level of Deputy foreign Ministers, said Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov.

«We proceed from the need to resume a substantive dialogue on strategic stability and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, which is traditionally conducted at the level of Deputy foreign Ministers», — said Antonov on Thursday.

He reminded that Russia is ready for such a dialogue was reaffirmed in Helsinki at the meeting of the heads of the two States, where the American side received «specific proposals on the subject of arms control and disarmament».

«We hope that Washington will soon be determined with the approaches on this issue. First and foremost, on key disarmament agreements – the ABM Treaty and the INF Treaty – the deployment of global missile defense and the subject of the deployment of weapons in outer space. Waiting for positive response of the American side to conduct the next round of consultations on all these issues at the level of Deputy foreign Ministers», — said the diplomat.

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