U.S. and Russia Hold Arms Talks, With China Absent

U.S. and Russian negotiators held extensive-awaited talks on nuclear arms command Monday, as the Trump administration presses for an ambitious new accord to substitute the New Start out treaty, which expires in February.

Marshall Billingslea, the prime U.S. envoy on arms command, tweeted that his daylong conference in Vienna with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has been constructive. Technological doing the job groups, he added, experienced been founded, and the two sides experienced agreed in theory to hold a 2nd round of negotiations.