Navigation

Skiplink Navigation

Main Features

Lavrov speaks in Geneva for atomic arms deal

Russia has called for a successor deal with the United States to their Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I), at a conference in Geneva.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the nuclear weapons treaty was a priority in "resetting" relations as Washington has urged.

Lavrov was addressing a United Nations disarmament conference in the Swiss city on Saturday, a day after he held bilateral talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

"We are prepared, as was suggested by our American partners, to "reset" our relations... Conclusion of a new legally-binding Russian-American treaty on strategic offensive weapons could become a priority step in that direction," said Lavrov.

He quoted President Dmitri Medvedev as saying that the agreement should be "forward-looking" and should limit not only nuclear warheads but also strategic delivery systems.

On Friday Clinton said that new strategic arms treaty was a priority. The US wanted to reach agreement by the end of this year, when the START I treaty expires, she said. Lavrov has called the 1991 pact "obsolete".


Links

Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line


swissinfo EN

Teaser Join us on Facebook!

Join us on Facebook!

subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.








Click here to see more newsletters