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Russia wants to know details of Trump's nuclear arms-control initiative

US and Moscow are at loggerheads on nuclear weapons after Trump announced in February that he's pulling out of a landmark Cold War-era treaty banning short- and medium-range missiles

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FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during the joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finlad | Photo: Reuters

Olga Tanas | Bloomberg
Russia is interested in the details of a potential U.S. plan to push for new arms-control agreements, Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, told reporters Saturday in Beijing.

US President Donald Trump has questioned the cost of maintaining a nuclear arsenal and has asked administration officials to prepare options for potential new arms-control agreements with Russia and China, the Washington Post reported April 25, citing an unidentified senior administration official.

Peskov said while it would be ideal to rid the world of nuclear weapons, such a move would also remove the “restraining parity” that guarantees that no nuclear

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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 9:18 PM IST

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