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John Bolton holds talks in Moscow over the fate of the nuclear pact

MOSCOW – National Security Adviser John Bolton held on Tuesday to President Trump's announcement that the US would withdraw from…

National Security Adviser John Bolton held on Tuesday to President Trump’s announcement that the US would withdraw from a landmark for weapons control talks in place since the Soviet era.

Bolton gave no specific details of the next possible US step to withdraw the agreement to restrict nuclear weapons.

But Bolton echoed Trumps claims of Russian violations of the covenant, indicating that no progress was made to facilitate the death during Bolton’s talks with the prime Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin.

The Kremlin denies possible violations, saying that the 31

-year Intermediary of the Nuclear Power or INF would be a “dangerous” development and could spark a new weapon race.

“The US position is that Russia is breaking,” Bolton said at a press conference. “Russia’s position is that they do not violate each other. So one has to ask how to ask the Russians to come back to compliance with something they do not think they violate.”

In a little dark humor that emphasized the moment, Putin pointed about the balance between peace and strength represented by the United States Great Seal.


National Security Counselor John Bolton attends a wreath ceremony at the tomb of the unknown soldier at the Kremlin Wall in Moscow on October 23, 2018. (Kirill Kudryavtsev / AP)

“As far as I can remember, the US sealer shows a the eagle on one side and holds 13 arrows and, on the other hand, an olive branch with 13 olives, Putin said and sat over Bolton during a conversation before the news conference. “Here is the question:” Has your eagle already eaten all the olives and only the arrows are left? ” “

” Hopefully, I’ll get some answers for you, “Bolton replied.” But I did not bring any more olives. “

” That was what I thought, “said Putin, who provoked Laughing from Bolton. ] But Bolton’s mission deepens the current frictions between Russia and Moscow.

It remains unclear whether Trump’s commitment to withdraw from the treaty could be a negotiating tactic for possibly rewriting the rules or bring with other countries like China.

“There are of course some weak spots,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov that he could meet Trump on the memory of World War II memory this month. INF treaty Tuesday, before Bolton’s planned meeting with Putin. “The decommissioning of this treaty without proposing something new is obviously not what we would welcome.”

President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the 1987 INF Treaty and led to the elimination and removal of a whole range of nuclear missiles and more than 2500 of them from installations across Europe.

Despite Trump’s notice of revocation, Russian officials made public reconciliation a public reconciliation visit to Bolton’s visit.

Bolton’s visit to Moscow was his second in his role as Trump’s National Security Adviser, which signals the Trump Administration to maintain contact with Russia despite the rebellion in Washington over its disturbances in the 2016 election.

Following meeting with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev on Monday, Bolton told the echo of the Moscow radio station he had raised the issue in his talks with Russian officials.

“The point I made against Russian colleagues today was that I did not believe what they had done when it came to mixing in the 2016 election that they had any effect on it, but what they have had an effect in The United States is so huge mistrust of Russia, “Bolton said. “I said, just from a very coldblooded cost-benefit ratio, that you would not interfere in our choice because you do not promote Russian interest, and I hope it was convincing to them.”

Bolton utilizes the wreath symbolism – puts on both signals respecting the Kremlin Authority and demonstrates criticism of the oppression of the political opposition in Moscow.

He put a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier on the Kremlin wall. He did the same at the unofficial memorial just outside the Kremlin wall that marked the place where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was killed in 2015.

“Boris Nemtsov tried to make Russia more free and more flourishing,” said the US embassy on his Russian-language Twitter account .

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