Washington( CNN) United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis is open to talks with his Russian comparable, Sergei Shoigu, yet there are presently no prepare for such a discussion, a United States protection authorities informs CNN.

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TheRussian army “prepares to heighten calls with the United States associates in the General Staff and also various other readily available networks to go over the expansion of the START treaty, participation in Syria, in addition to various other problems of making certain army safety,” spokespersonMaj Gen. Igor Konashenkov stated.