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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S., Russia at the Table

GENEVA -- Senior American and Russian arms control experts began fresh talks expected to focus on a proposed U.S. national missile defense system that would require changes in a major treaty, diplomatic sources said.

John Holum, senior arms adviser at the State Department, was expected to press U.S. proposals to modify the landmark Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in his closed-door talks with Russian counterpart Yury Kapralov, they added.

A U.S. spokesman confirmed that the three-day talks - which were not announced by either side - began in Geneva on Tuesday afternoon.