Nuclear talks between Russia and the United States postponed

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Nuclear disarmament talks between Russia and the United States, scheduled for this week, have been postponed, the Russian foreign ministry and the US embassy said on Monday.

Officials from the two countries were to meet in the Egyptian capital Cairo from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6 to discuss resuming inspections under the Novo Start nuclear arms reduction treaty, which had been suspended in March 2020 due to the pandemic. of coronaviruses. COVID-19.

“The previously scheduled session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission under the US-Russia New START treaty in Cairo (November 29 to December 6) will not take place on these dates,” the ministry said. “The event has been postponed to a later date”.

The ministry did not give any reasons, although the US embassy was quoted by the Kommersant newspaper as saying that the decision rested with Russia.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has played down expectations of a breakthrough, although the talks were a signal that both sides want to at least maintain the dialogue, even though relations are at their lowest level since the Cold War.

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