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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Talbott, Mamedov Talk

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, the most senior U.S. official negotiating on arms with Russia, was to meet his counterpart in Norway on Monday and Tuesday, a U.S. official said.

"He is going to Oslo for talks with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Georgy Mamedov," the official said.

They will focus on Russian opposition to U.S. plans for a national missile defense to blast rockets out the sky, and discuss arms reductions in the START III process, the official said.