US ‘disappointed’ at Russia scrapping of arms talks

SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States said Friday it was disappointed that Russia had postponed talks on nuclear arms control, voicing willingness to sit down despite high tensions over the Ukraine war.

Russia and the United States were set to meet from November 29 in Cairo on New START, the last major disarmament treaty between the world’s two largest nuclear powers, in what would have marked rare contact since the February invasion of Ukraine.

State Department spokesman Ned Price said Russia ‘abruptly and unilaterally’ postponed the week-long meeting and that any suggestion the United States was to blame was ‘entirely false.’

He said the US side had been preparing ‘in a constructive manner’ to address mutual concerns in the talks.

‘We do remain ready to meet with Russia in the New START Treaty implementation body,’ Price told reporters…”

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