Third round of nuclear reduction talks opens in Geneva

The Russian media is keeping up with U.S., Russian nuclear disarmament talks, even in you are not seeing much on your local evening news.

According to this Russian press report, the third round of comprehensive Russia-U.S. talks on a new strategic arms reduction pact opened Monday in Geneva. The first two rounds of Russia-U.S. arms reduction talks were held on May 19-20 in Moscow and on June 1-3 in Geneva.

The U.S. team of negotiators is led by Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller, while the Russian delegation is headed by Anatoly Antonov, director of the Foreign Ministry's Department of Security and Disarmament.

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"The talks are being held behind closed doors at the U.S. mission [in Geneva]," the source said, adding that they will continue until June 24.

Here's the Russian news report.


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