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Russia Is Ready to Renew Regular Dialogue with US on Strategic Stability – Russian Diplomat

18.07.2017 19:34

Russia is ready to resume a regular dialogue with the US on strategic stability, Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday following a meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon.

At the same time, Russian diplomats noted that this issue depends not only on Moscow, but also on Washington.

"Russia drew the attention of its American partners that it is necessary to resume a regular dialogue on this problem that had been suspended by the former US administration", the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

According to diplomats, currently Moscow expects reciprocal and reciprocal steps from Washington.

It is important to recall that the second round of Russian-American consultations between deputy foreign ministers took place in Washington on July 17. This communication channel was set up following US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow in April. It was agreed to assign special representatives from the Russian Foreign Ministry and the US Department of State to analyze the current problems in relations between the two countries.