JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russian Negotiator Doubts China Will Join 3-Way Arms Accord Sought by Trump” – Wall Street Journal/ Michael R. Gordon

File Photo of Beijing Temple, adapted from image at lbl.gov

“Kremlin won’t press Beijing to join talks despite U.S. plea, says diplomat”

“Moscow won’t pressure China to join … coming arms-control talks with U.S. and Russian negotiators, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said …. Sergei Ryabkov file photo[T]he New START treaty … cutting] long-range U.S. and Russian nuclear arms[] [is] due to expire in February …. Trump … seek[s] a broader agreement to limit all Russian, Chinese and U.S. nuclear warheads. … U.S. negotiator[] Marshall Billingslea[] has urged the Russians to … influence … Beijing to [come to] the negotiating table. … Trump administration officials say … China should be covered … because it is a major power whose nuclear arsenal is growing. … The … [DIA] … has projected that this arsenal will at least double over the next decade. …”

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[Ryabkov image is file photo from another occasion]