Putin and Trump discuss arms control issues over the phone

Putin and Trump discuss arms control issues over the phone

Putin and Trump discuss arms control issues over the phone

Moscow (AP): The Kremlin Putin and Trump discuss arms control issues over the phone and the White House has announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump have discussed arms control and cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus.

The Kremlin said the presidents had "thoroughly considered" various arms control issues, and that Russia and the United States had a special responsibility to maintain international peace and security.

The White House said Trump reiterated his hope that a tripartite arms race between China, Russia, and the United States could be averted, "and hopes for progress in the upcoming arms control talks in Vienna."The Kremlin Cole read that the two sides reiterated the "timeliness of bilateral consultations" on arms control issues, including the agreement to reduce new strategic weapons.

The US-Russia arms control agreement expires in February 2021. If it does not expand, for the first time in half a century,

the world will be without legal restrictions on American and Russian nuclear weapons.

Although, Russia promised to extend the agreement for five years.
Trump rejected it.

The Kremlin says he and Putin have touched on the situation with Iran's nuclear program. 

Trump withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 nuclear deal two years ago, violating the terms of Iran deals to put pressure on the rest of the signatories to lift the U.S. economic embargo.

The Kremlin said the two leaders talked about cooperation between Russia and the United States in its efforts to combat the coronavirus epidemic.

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