October 21, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said at the Moscow Non-Proliferation Conference that is being held on October 19-21 that Russia and the US support contacts on strategic safety issues and the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs.
“We have no difficulties in supporting contacts on strategic stability and other related issues with US Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon or at any other level,” he said.
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“We are constantly working in various formats, in particular discussing the North Korean issues and the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program,” he continued.
“There is still the atmosphere of the so-called ‘bilateral annoyance;’ there is no progress in this area at all,” Ryabkov noted. “Moreover, constant unfounded accusations against Russia are aggravating the situation.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.