While the exact scope of the talks was not made public, analysts and both countries view them as the start of a process.
The U.S. and Russia possess roughly 90% of the world's nuclear weapons.
Andrey Baklitskiy, a senior research fellow at the Center for Advanced American Studies at Moscow State Institute of International Relations, "Russia still has concerns with U.S. modification of heavy bombers and launchers to launch ballistic missiles, and that's been there for a while now."
On the other hand, the Biden administration has voiced concerns over Russia engaging unilaterally in low-yield nuclear testing in violation of a nuclear testing moratorium.
The meeting did not yield any commitment beyond a pledge to meet again in late September, the State Department said after the meeting.
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