Russia’s Putin discusses nuclear pact with US’s Pence

Russia's President Vladimir Putin meets with US VP Mike Pence on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Singapore. (Reuters)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he discussed Washington’s plans to exit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) arms treaty with US Vice President Mike Pence when they met in Singapore on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters at a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Putin said he and Pence had also discussed relations with Iran.

US Vice President Mike Pence said earlier on Thursday in comments to a Southeast Asian summit that carried a veiled swipe at China’s growing influence, thatAmerica has a steadfast and enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific region but wants cooperation, not control. Read more

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52