U.S. and Russia Hold Arms Talks, With China Absent

U.S. and Russian negotiators held lengthy-awaited talks on nuclear arms management Monday, as the Trump administration presses for an ambitious new accord to switch the New Begin treaty, which expires in February.

Marshall Billingslea, the prime U.S. envoy on arms management, tweeted that his daylong assembly in Vienna with Russian Deputy International Minister Sergei Ryabkov has been constructive. Specialized operating teams, he extra, experienced been founded, and the two sides experienced agreed in basic principle to hold a 2nd round of negotiations.