The AMERICANS, the russians sent the lips as the arms control talks start in Vienna

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VIENNA, June 22 (Reuters) – the Nuclear weapons talks between the united States and Russia began in Vienna on Monday with the two countries that sent only kept the comments, shortly before they met.Little has been said officially on the arms control negotiations, but the U.S. envoy has made it clear that they will be on the nuclear weapons, suggesting that they include the replacement of the New Strategic Arms Reduction treaty (START), which expires in February.

“We’ll see,” UNITED states Special Envoy to the president for Arms Control Marshall Billingslea told Reuters when asked what he expected to come of the talks as he arrived with his delegation at a palace adjoining Austria, Ministry of Foreign affairs.

He refused to give details about their content.

His Russian interlocutor, Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov, was equally cautious, telling journalists shortly after: “let’s see, let’s see. We are still very optimistic.”

The U.S. State Department said Billingslea will be in Vienna for discussions on the Monday and the Tuesday.

New START imposes the last limits on U.S. and Russian deployments of strategic nuclear arms to no more than 1,550 each. It can be extended up to five years if both parties agree.

The AMERICAN President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for China to join the united States and Russia in the negotiations on an agreement intended to replace the New DEPARTURE. China, estimated to be approximately 300 nuclear weapons, has repeatedly rejected Trump’s proposal.

Reuters journalists at the palace did not see any Chinese officials. (Reporting by Francois Murphy, Editing by William Maclean)

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