Ryabkov announces meeting with U.S. Under Secretary of State
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said he will hold a meeting with U.S. Under Secretary of State Andrea Thompson in Beijing, where he intends to once again voice Russia’s position on the situation around the INF Treaty.
"A meeting (with Andrea Thompson) will take place, but concrete time has not been coordinated as of today," he noted.
"We will anyway state everything we consider necessary in the light of the developments," Ryabkov said when asked whether the situation around the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty will be discussed at a meeting with Thompson.
"We have also paid attention to an interview of Ms Thompson with one of our radio stations, which inspires absolutely no optimism. Nevertheless, we will continue our focused and concrete work," TASS cited the diplomat as saying.