US, Russia to discuss nuclear arms limits in Geneva

Representatives from the United States and Russia are set to meet in Geneva on Wednesday to explore the concept of a new accord limiting nuclear arms.

The meeting takes place a week prior to the US's withdrawal from the 1986 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will lead the delegation, which will include Tim Morrison, a top aide at the White House National Security Council, and representatives from the Pentagon, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Agency. Russia's deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, will lead the Russian delegation, US officials said.

US President Donald Trump has said that he would like to see a next generation arms control deal with Russia and China to cover all types of nuclear weapons. He has broached the topic individually with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. China is not a party to nuclear arms pacts between the United States and Russia.

Source: VOV5