Russian, U.S. officials discuss new arms control deal

MOSCOW. November 4. KAZINFORM Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle have discussed a new arms control agreement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday; Kazinform refers to RIA Novosti.

It said they had discussed "the progress of strategic arms control negotiations," regional issues, and "aspects of bilateral relations."

The ministry's press and information department said the discussion took place on Tuesday.

The Kremlin said last Saturday that Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama discussed the progress towards a replacement for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I) and the presidents expressed hope a new pact would be ready by early December.

START I, the basis for Russian-U.S. strategic nuclear disarmament, expires on December 5; Kazinform cites RIA Novosti.

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