Gorbachev: Putin, Trump should focus on arms control

MOSCOW – Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, the possession of a top, they should focus on the reduction of the USA and Russia arms race and ensure strategic stability.

Gorbachev’s comments Friday to the news agency Interfax comes amid speculation that the U.S. and Russian presidents will meet next month. He hopes that the two leaders “confirmed the compliance of the major nuclear disarmament treaties — the START and INF Treaties.”

Both in the United States and Russia accuse each other of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, which calls for the abolition of stocks of ground-launch cruise nuclear missiles with a range of between 500 to 5,500 km (310 to 3,400 miles).

Trump reportedly has criticized the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which builds on the one signed by Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan in 1987.

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