Billingsley and Ryabkov to discuss arms control on June 22-23
The special representative of the President of the United States arms control Marshall Billingsley will hold talks with Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on June 22-23, the invitation of the PRC is still in force, said in a statement the state Department issued on Friday evening.
In addition, the state Department recalled that 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.
The start-3 Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms expires in 2021, and the U.S. claim that its extension it needs to include China and a number of weapons systems, which earlier agreement was not included.
Earlier it became known that the U.S. state Department conducted an analysis of us reports on the observance of the USSR and Russia's commitments in the sphere of arms control for 35 years and came to the conclusion that the authorities of the Soviet Union and Russia treated their obligations as to the variable, stated in a report published Friday a document on the Department's website.
Author of the analytical note speaker assistant Secretary of state for non-proliferation Christopher Ford.
"Moscow positions itself as willing to negotiate and, indeed, started to discuss with us the future of the concepts of arms control during the strategic dialogue in January 2020. However, unfortunately, the history of American reporting on compliance over the last 35 years shows that the Kremlin was inclined to treat many of his obligations and promises in the field of arms control just like options, especially when it sees itself in a confrontational relationship with the United States and sees the deception of potential benefit", - said in the conclusion of the review.
According to Ford, during this period was the time when Russia increasingly respect the treaties and the stages of decline. In 2000-ies in Moscow, says the report's author, entered "a new period of aggressive competition and of non-compliance".
"At a time when the United States seeks to create a new tripartite mechanism for arms control, according to which both Russia and the people's Republic of China will be included in the agreement limiting the nuclear arsenals to prevent a nuclear arms race, these worrying trends in the Russian violations constitute a big challenge," he writes.