Lavrov: Russia has always advocated the continuation of dialogue on strategic stability with the United States


ADDIS ABABA, 9 March. /TASS/. Russia has always advocated that dialogue on strategic stability with the United States continued. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, commenting on the appeal of several of U.S. senators to conduct with Russia negotiations on strategic issues and the extension of the Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms (start Treaty).

“Yes, we have always advocated that dialogue on strategic stability between Russia and the United States continued and developed,” he said.

Mechanisms of interaction with the United States on the implementation of the start Treaty laid down in the Treaty, Lavrov said.

“All the interaction mechanisms for the implementation of this document [start] incorporated in the contract, they are used in the context of the activities of the Commission, which was established to monitor its implementation”, – said the Minister.

A small group of us senators on Thursday a letter to the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson urging him to conduct with Russia negotiations on strategic issues and to extend the start Treaty in light of the statements of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This appeal was signed by only four of the hundred members of the upper house of Congress – Democrats Edward Markey, Jeff Merk, Diane Feinstein, and independent Senator Bernie Sanders.

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