US President Donald Trump has told aides that he wants to meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin before the presidential election in the United States. This was announced on August 16 by NBC News.
According to him, the White House is considering the possibility of holding a meeting of heads of state in New York in September.
“One of the goals of the summit is for the two leaders to sign a plan for further steps in negotiations on the extension of New START, a nuclear arms control treaty between the United States and Russia, which expires next year,” the channel said, citing three knowledgeable sources.
According to one of them, the head of the White House wants to demonstrate to voters his ability to conclude agreements.
“It’s just a big stage,” added the channel’s interlocutor.
On August 11, Trump, in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, said that the biggest international problem is the situation around negotiations on nuclear disarmament with Russia.
On August 17-18, Vienna will host talks on strategic stability between Ryabkov and the US President’s special envoy for arms control Marshall Billingsley.
On June 22, negotiations were held in Vienna to extend the Strategic Arms Treaty. They were closed to the press. Billingsley then stated that he was pleased with the results of this meeting.