WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is pressing Russia to conclude an settlement freezing the amount of nuclear warheads before the Nov. three U.S. election, a stage that would present President Trump with a diplomatic accomplishment in the ultimate months of his election marketing campaign, according to a individual common with U.S. strategies.
The quickening pace of the arms control conversations is portion of a broader push by the White Residence to burnish its foreign plan file before the presidential election.
Such an settlement, proponents of Mr. Trump’s method say, could also condition anticipations for a long run treaty under an administration led by Democrat Joe Biden if Mr. Trump loses on Nov. three.
In September, Mr. Trump hosted the signing of a diplomatic-normalization accord amongst Israel and two Arab Gulf states.
Recalling his claims to scale back the U.S. military’s involvement in the Middle East, Mr. Trump has also slash the amount