Kremlin says Trump idea for deal to cut arms spending should be looked at

Trump ‘laments’ amount of money that US, China and Russia spend on arms production

Mr Trump on Thursday lamented the amount of money that the United States, China and Russia spend on arms production, including nuclear weapons. File Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Mr Trump on Thursday lamented the amount of money that the United States, China and Russia spend on arms production, including nuclear weapons. File Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

 

The Kremlin said on Friday that an idea floated by US president Donald Trump for a deal between the United States, China and Russia to reduce spending on weapons production deserved attention and should be discussed further.

Mr Trump on Thursday lamented the amount of money that the United States, China and Russia spend on arms production, including nuclear weapons, and suggested that such money could be better spent elsewhere.

“Any call in favour of disarmament deserves attention and high regard. It’s very important that this call is not limited to declarations,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call. -Reuters