May 17th, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said His country would set its own “red lines” in its dialogue with the United States, including in the area of strategic stability.
Lavrov said Russia will decide for itself the theme of cooperation and the form of cooperation, as well as the “red line” in discussing international issues, including strategic stability.
Lavrov pointed out that everything affecting strategic stability, including nuclear and non-nuclear weapons, offensive weapons and defensive weapons, should be on the negotiating table. The United States is also well aware of Russia’s attitude on the issue.
Earlier, Lavrov said in an interview with the media that russia-U.S. relations will not change unless Washington stops acting from a high-profile position. Lavrov pointed out that any attempt to cross the “red line” will receive a stern response. He said the United States should fulfill its international obligations under the Charter of the United Nations and engage in dialogue with Russia and any other country on the basis of mutual respect and finding a balance of interests.