Moscow: Russia and US May Develop Several Legally Binding Documents on Strategic Stability
"I'm talking about the development of a legally binding document, perhaps not one, but several texts. Both legally and politically binding, if such an option is considered more preferable by both parties", Ryabkov said in an interview with the Kommersant newspaper.
"And such ratification will be required, as soon as this hypothetical treaty deals with issues of arms control and US national security, and ours, of course, too", the deputy minister added.
"Ideally, naturally, we would like to conclude all our agreements with the United States in the most binding — that is, legally binding — form. But on a number of issues, I admit that the best way may be to conclude executive agreements that do not require ratification or achieving certain political understanding. We previously had the experience of concluding such documents in various fields, and they worked", Ryabkov stressed.
"I do not think that the current US administration will be subject to the temptations that our colleagues in Washington under [former US President Donald] Trump experienced in trying to lure us into some kind of game on an anti-Chinese basis", the diplomat stressed.