US State Department said Russia has "unilaterally postponed" talks with the United States aimed at resuming nuclear weapons inspections that were set to take place in Cairo.
US President Joe Biden’s first meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin since assuming office comes amid soaring tensions between Washington and Moscow, with both sides playing down the prospect of any major breakthroughs at the summit.
The Trump administration claims that Russia has tilted the playing field in their favour, and they might be right.
In an attempt to threaten Turkey over its limited cross-border operation in Syria, many European countries discontinued selling arms to Ankara, while they continue to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia to fuel its full-scale war in Yemen.
Jody Williams, who is a Nobel Peace laureate, said lethal autonomous weapons are crossing a moral and ethical Rubicon and should not be allowed to exist and be used in combat or in any other way.
Following in the footsteps of the US, Russia will abandon a nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Vladimir Putin said.
Two Turkish companies, ASELSAN and Turkish Aerospace Industries, were listed in the top 100 world arms producing and military service companies list in 2017, according to SIPRI.
US President Donald Trump accuses Russia of violating the 31-year-old nuclear weapons agreement which prohibits Washington and Moscow from possessing, producing or test-flying a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of 300 to 3,400 miles.
Weapons sales have reached their highest level since the end of the Cold War, with two countries dominating the market, a new report says.
The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution that also threatened to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan if the government blocks the deployment.
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