US, Russian regimes to push ahead on arms control, strategic talks

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“The United States and Russia agreed Thursday to press ahead with arms control and related strategic security talks despite significant differences between the two sides. In high-level discussions in Geneva, senior U.S. and Russian diplomats signed off on setting up two working groups to pursue potential accords related to nuclear weapons and other global threats: the Working Group on Principles and Objectives for Future Arms Control and the Working Group on Capabilities and Actions with Strategic Effects. A senior U.S. official described the second meeting of the U.S.-Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue since President Joe Biden took office as having been ‘intensive and substantive’ and ‘detailed and dynamic’ but offered no specifics. A joint statement from the two sides said the talks were part of an ‘integrated, deliberate, and robust process.'” (09/30/21)