US and Russia in Discussion for the New Nuclear Arms Limit; 5,000 Servicemen in International Army Games

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U.S., Russia to discuss nuclear arms limits in Geneva on Wednesday – officials

Representatives from the United States and Russia are set to meet in Geneva on Wednesday to explore the concept of a new accord limiting nuclear arms that could eventually include China, Reuters reported.

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that he would like to see a “next generation” arms control deal with Russia and China to cover all types of nuclear weapons. He has broached the topic individually with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, including most recently at the G20 summit in Osaka last month.

China is not a party to nuclear arms pacts between the United States and Russia and it is unclear how willing Beijing would be to be drawn into talks, said the officials, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity.

“A good meeting would be some greater clarity about where the Russians see things going with the Chinese,” one official said.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will lead the delegation, which will include Tim Morrison, a top aide at the White House National Security Council, and representatives from the Pentagon, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Agency, the U.S. officials said.

Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, will lead the Russian delegation, the U.S. officials said.

Over 5,000 servicemen will take part in 2019 International Army Games

Over 5,000 servicemen from 200 teams will take part in the 2019 International Army Games (ARMI-2019), the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, TASS reported.

“The 2019 Army Games will include 32 competitions on the territory of 10 countries (Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Iran, India, China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Uzbekistan). Over 5,000 servicemen from over 200 teams will take part in the games,” the defense ministry said.

Russia will host 15 competitions, including five in the Moscow region — “Tank Biathlon”, “Field Kitchen” for military cooks, “Guardians of the Order” for military police, “Emergency Area” for rescuers, and “Faithful Fried” for military working dog handlers. “Marine landing” competition will be held in the Kaliningrad region.

The 2019 International Army Games will be held on August 3-17.

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Source: Reuters, TASS