Following his meeting with Barack Obama, Mr Medvedev said, in particular, that the United States and Russia intend to conclude a new treaty to replace START by the previously agreed date.
Speaking about possible sanctions against Iran, Dmitry Medvedev stressed that Russia's position on this matter is clear: sanctions rarely have a productive outcome, but in some cases their use is inevitable. In any case, Mr Medvedev noted, Russia is ready to continue cooperating with the U.S. on the topic of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
Russian and American presidents discussed issues related to missile defence in some detail. Dmitry Medvedev pointed out that he considers the U.S. administration's decision concerning antimissile shield to be very reasonable, as it reflects both the views of the United States and Russia concerning the best way to ensure antimissile defence in Europe and throughout the world.
Earlier on, the U.S. President announced that elements of a antimissile defence system will not be deployed in Poland and the Czech Republic.