Oct 23, 2018, 12:14 AM
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Patrushev, Bolton discuss Iran, Syria, N. Korea

Moscow, Oct 23, IRNA - Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and US National Security Adviser John Bolton discussed in Moscow the Iran nuclear deal and situation in Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine, as well as the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula.

'Nikolai Patrushev and John Bolton touched upon issues of further development of the situation around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program, discussed the situation in Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine, as well as the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula,' the Russian Security Council said in a statement Monday.

The sides also discussed extending the New START treaty by five years after 2021.

The Russian Security Council said Patrushev and Bolton substantively discussed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), the Open Skies Treaty, the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the Convention on the Prohibition of Biological and Toxin Weapons.

In addition, both sides voiced a number of initiatives, the implementation of which could contribute to creating an atmosphere of trust and strengthening cooperation between Moscow and Washington.

The statement said the Patrushev-Bolton meeting was an important step to implement agreements reached during the talks between Russian and US presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Helsinki.
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