Russia envoy: US and Russia need to start strategic dialogue

first_imgUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador says he hopes the success of extending the last remaining U.S.-Russia arms control treaty will give a new boost to re-starting a strategic dialogue between Moscow and the Biden administration. Dmitry Polyansky told a press briefing Wednesday that “there are a lot of security and strategic issues on the table,” including arms control, which require “a serious, in-depth dialogue, on equal footing.” He said Russia is “cautiously optimistic” about Tuesday’s first phone call between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden and their agreement to work together to extend the New START nuclear weapons treaty.last_img

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