Lavrov calls for creating new strategic stability agreement with US
Moscow seeks to create a new strategic stability agreement with Washington, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the program "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin" on Rossiya 1TV channel, TASS reports.
Touching on US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s working visit to Russia earlier this week, Lavrov said "if it brings understanding that there is the need to restore agreements on strategic stability dialogue and look in the framework of this dialogue whether it is possible in this situation to think about any new agreement tool, this will be very positive."
Russia’s top diplomat also noted that Russophobia is aggressively imposed by Washington through fake news about Russia and false accusations. "But there is more understanding that this pressure is whipped up artificially and that it is better to come to terms with Russia on an equal basis and it is not necessary to be friends, we are not forcing a friendship," Lavrov said.