President Biden said Thursday that his team is working with the Russian side to try and hold a summer summit to address the many political issues both countries share.
“If that summit were to occur, and I believe it will, the US and Russia could launch a strategic stability dialogue to pursue cooperation in arms control and security,” Biden said.
“We can address critical global challenges that require Russia and the US to work together, including reining in nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea.”
Biden had earlier yesterday expelled 10 Russian diplomats including representatives from Russian intelligence services.
Also, tech companies suspected of helping Russians interfere in the 2020 elections were also subject to sanctions.
“I was clear with President Putin that we could have gone further, but I chose not to do so. I chose to be proportionate,” Biden added.
“The United States is not looking to kick off a cycle of escalation and conflict with Russia.”