The United States will hold talks with Russia next week in Vienna on nuclear weapons control and space security, the State Department has said.

The US State Department said in a statement that a delegation of US personnel from the Department of Defense, Energy and the National Security Council will hold a US-Russia space security exchange in the Austrian capital on May 27. July.

The upcoming meeting will be the first official bilateral talks between the United States and Russia on space security since 2013.

Russia test-fired a space-based anti-satellite weapon on July 15, but Moscow has denied the allegations, the US space agency said. By: Chhouk Bora