Trump notifies Putin that he wants to steer clear of three-way arms race with Russia & China

On Thursday, Vladimir Putin, Russian President and his American counterpart Donald Trump had unusual phone talks, which on the other hand concentrated on cooperation and unity about the ongoing political narrative in the US. 

The discussion focused on strategic stability problems, the Kremlin press service stated on Thursday, along with two other leaders who approved to move ahead with the negotiations concerning the vital New START treaty. The major arms control deal is about to lapse in the forthcoming year and its future remains unsure. Trump has voiced his desire that the US, Russia, and China will keep away from an “expensive” three-way arms race, a statement from the White House has informed. 

“President Trump reiterated his hope of avoiding an expensive three-way arms race between China, Russia, and the United States and looked forward to progress on upcoming arms control negotiations in Vienna,” the statement read. 

The presidents then spoke about the Iranian nuclear program, accepting that the regional stability must be maintained with a cooperative effort.

The two leaders in particular primarily discussed economic cooperation and action steps to be taken in order to “reopen” the global economy amidst the times of the pandemic. Trump and Putin accepted that the US-Russia partnership in combating the pandemic has been “positive,” the Kremlin press service told.

Upon reading the two statements, individuals could perceive that the phone talks were a very long way from domestic political discussion in that they concentrated on cooperation. Trump and Putin even recollected the 45th anniversary of a joint Soviet-US Soyuz-Apollo space expedition.

 

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