Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin discuss new nuclear pact, may include China
Washington : The US President Donald Trump on Friday discussed with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about the possibility of a new accord limiting nuclear arms that could eventually include China in what would be a major deal between the globe's top three atomic powers.
Donald Trump, addressing reporters, said that he and Putin discussed efforts to persuade North Korea to give up nuclear weapons, the political discord in Venezuela, and Ukraine during a call that stretched over an hour.
"We're talking about a nuclear agreement where we make less and they make less and maybe where we get rid of some of the tremendous firepower that we have right now," he said.
Donald Trump revealed that China during trade talks 'felt a strong need' of limiting usage of nuclear weapons.
"So I think we're going to probably start up something very shortly between Russia and ourselves maybe to start off, and I think China will be added down the road. We'll be talking about non-proliferation, we'll be talking about a nuclear deal of some kind, and I think it'll be a very comprehensive one," he said.
His Russian counterpart Putin was amused to hear the US' stand, Donald Trump added.