Magazine article Arms Control Today

U.S., Russian Strategic Stability Talks Begin

Magazine article Arms Control Today

U.S., Russian Strategic Stability Talks Begin

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The United States and Russia held a first round of strategic stability talks Sept. 12 in Helsinki, reportedly agreeing to continue implementing the nuclear weapons limits under the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). The specific agenda was not disclosed. "The discussions provided both sides with an opportunity to raise questions and concerns related to strategic stability and also to clarify their positions on that matter," U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters in Washington afterward. Neither side provided any information about further talks.

The U.S. delegation was led by Thomas Shannon, undersecretary of state for political affairs, and the Russian delegation was led by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

Joining Shannon in the U. …

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