The fate of the strategic negotiations between Russia and the United States/ the vague prospect of improving relations between Moscow and Washington – rahnam

According to rahnam News Agency, citing “Tass” news agency, Bonnie Jenkins, US Deputy Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs, announced in a press conference on Tuesday morning that US officials are interested in talking about Nuclear issues are with Russia.

Commenting on yesterday’s statement by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov that it is unlikely that the dialogue on strategic security between the United States and the Russian Federation will resume soon, he said: “As Jake Sullivan (Adviser to the US President on “We are still interested in discussing nuclear issues,” he said.

Jenkins mentioned that Russia probably knows the positions of America in this field and this position has not changed.

Pentagon to discuss military strategy against Russia behind closed doors

Inside Defense magazine reported this morning, citing an announcement from the US Department of Defense, that the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Council will hold closed-door meetings on December 5 and 6 to discuss the US strategy towards Russia. Takes.

It is reminded that these meetings were held in order to collect, analyze and evaluate classified information and their result should be practical recommendations for Pentagon officials regarding strategic planning and implementation of the current defense strategy. The publication writes: “These meetings between now and 2050 will include classified analysis and review sessions on defense policies related to threats from Russia.”

Among the people who will participate in these consultations, we can mention Sasha Baker – Acting Deputy of Pentagon Political Affairs, Mara Carlin – Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategic Planning and Celeste Wallander – Assistant Secretary of State for International Security Affairs. In addition, General Charles Brown – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces and General Christopher Cowley – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Forces will also attend this meeting.

Ryabkov: The prospect of improving relations between Moscow and Washington is not visible

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters on Monday on the sidelines of the “Primakov Study” international summit that it is unlikely that the dialogue on strategic stability between the Russian Federation and the United States will resume in the near future. .

He emphasized: I don’t think that the talks will be resumed in the foreseeable future in the way they were done until the United States unilaterally cut it off.

According to Ryabkov, if the United States decides to resume such a dialogue, it is unlikely that they will see in the reaction of the Russian side what they consider a step forward.

At the same time, this high-ranking diplomat rejected any unilateral scoring by Moscow and noted: “Recently, there have been many negative events in the relations between Russia and the United States, which do not allow the political dialogue between the two countries to start again.” In addition, now the discussion is not even about giving points or looking for some kind of compromise, but whether it is useful to exchange these types of messages at all. We are still not convinced about this.”

Lavrov and Blinken will not meet at the meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Sergei Ryabkov also reminded that on the sidelines of the meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in North Macedonia, a meeting between Sergey Lavrov and Antony Blinken, the foreign ministers of Russia and the United States, will not be held.

He emphasized that Washington did not request such a meeting and Moscow does not insist on it either.

The foreign ministers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe are scheduled to meet on November 30 in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. The event will continue until December 1st. EU foreign policy spokesman Peter Stano said earlier that Lavrov’s planned visit to North Macedonia to attend the OSCE Ministerial Meeting would not be considered a violation of European sanctions.

For her part, Maria Zakharova, the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, emphasized that this organization should guarantee the full participation of the Russian side in the Skopje summit.

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