December 22, 2019 / 12:37 PM / 3 months ago

Russia ready to include 'super weapons' in arms control treaty: Ifax cites Lavrov

FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a joint news conference with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio in Rome, Italy, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that Russia was prepared to include the heavy Sarmat missile and the Avangard hypersonic missile in a new START strategic arms reduction treaty, should it be extended, Interfax reported.

Russia is also ready to demonstrate the Sarmat missile to the United States, Interfax cited Lavrov as saying on a talk show on Russian state television.

Reporting by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Catherine Evans

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