US Presidential Envoy for Arms Control Marshall Billingsley announced talks with French Ambassador to Washington Philippe Etienne on the nuclear programs of Russia and China.
Billingsley called the talks “on nuclear weapons programs” between Russia and China “very productive.” According to him, the United States is “closely working on arms control” with other NATO countries.
At the same time, Billingsley believes that “global security” requires China’s “conscientious participation” in Russian-American talks on nuclear arms reduction.
Recall that China demanded that the United States extend the Treaty on the Reduction of Offensive Arms (START-3). China accused Washington of the threat of a nuclear war and suggested that the United States reduce the US nuclear arsenal to the level of China.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the fate of START III was a foregone conclusion; the United States decided not to renew it.