July 23, 2020

Trump tells Putin hopes to avoid US-Russia-China arms race

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday that he hopes to avoid an “expensive” US arms race with Russia and China, the White House said.Washington and Moscow are preparing negotiations on a successor to the New START treaty capping their countries’ nuclear arsenals. However, China has so far rejected pressure from the Trump administration to join the talks, saying that its arsenal is far smaller than that of the two former Cold War foes.In a call with Putin, Trump “reiterated his hope of avoiding an expensive three-way arms race between …

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