Remarks by Thomas Countryman to the International Symposium for Peace in Nagasaki, Japan
Along with festering arms control issues, the meeting will be freighted with questions about U.S. President Trump’s relationship with Russian President Putin in light of Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin will meet in Helsinki, Finland July 16 to discuss how to reduce tensions between the nations across a range of issues, including nuclear arms control. The Arms Control Association can provide resources and experts available to shed light on what the two sides can achieve to reduce nuclear risks and what’s at stake if they fail to make progress.
With U.S.-Russia relations at the lowest point since the end of the Cold War, arms control efforts are even more vital to contain nuclear risks.
Ex-Spy Survives Nerve Agent Poisoning
Putin Says New ICBM Set for 2020
The issue is whether to extend beyond 2021 the treaty capping nuclear arsenals.
OPCW Confirms Novichok Use
U.S., European, and Russian Nuclear Experts & Former Officials Issue Urgent Call for Trump and Putin to Take Steps to Avoid a New Nuclear Arms Race
Putin sends mixed signals, and Trump eyes new talks.
Assassination attempt indicates Russia has a nerve agent in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
Press release on the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor