Russia at the meeting in Vienna will raise the issue of prevention of an arms race
Moscow among others at a meeting in Vienna on strategic stability will put the issue of prevention of an arms race, said the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov.
Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov informed RIA Novosti has confirmed that the interdepartmental consultations of the Russian Federation and the United States arms control and strategic stability will be held in Vienna June 22.
"The fact that the last time we save up the questions for our American colleagues regarding their plans and actions to change the created by many decades of architecture strategic security. We cannot but be concerned by the US withdrawal from the ABM Treaty, the INF Treaty, the plans for DON. A lot of talk here is about the prospects of a recall by the Americans of their signatures under the Treaty on comprehensive ban of nuclear tests. The us military plans openly aimed at the containment of Russia and China," the diplomat said in an online interview.
"We proposes the concept of rivalry of great powers. In fact, we are talking about the arms race. We would like to avoid such developments. We never tire of repeating that the US and Russia are permanent members of the UN Security Council. Our countries bear special responsibility for international peace and security. We must not allow the collapse of strategic stability. Our country should strengthen the predictability of international politics, not to break and seal a solid safety net for global security. Therefore, the Russian negotiators, of course, put these questions at the center of talks in Vienna, I have no doubt about it", - he stressed.
On Monday the special envoy of the U.S. President for arms control Marshall Billingsley announced that it has agreed with Ryabkov on the negotiations regarding the time and place of the meeting on nuclear weapons in June. He said that the talks also invited the representative of China. The official representative of the foreign Ministry of China Hua Chunying said Tuesday that China does not intend to participate in tripartite negotiations with the United States and Russia on nuclear weapons.