Russia accuses U.S. of breaking nuclear treaty and creation of "unipolar world"

Russia believes that "the dreams of the US about a unipolar world will not come true"
15:54, 21 October 2018

A spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry accused the United States of breaking the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) and the creation of a "unipolar world." It is reported by Interfax.

"This decision fits into the United States way out of those international legal agreements that impose equal obligations on partners and makes the concept of its own "exclusiveness" vulnerable. The main motive here is the dream of a unipolar world," the spokesman said.

Earlier, Trump, speaking to reporters, said the United States is withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty because Russia has violated it and did not provide a report.

‘Russia has violated the agreement. They have been violating it for many years,” Trump said after a rally in Elko, Nevada. “We’re not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and do weapons and we’re not allowed to. We’re the ones that have stayed in the agreement and we’ve honoured the agreement but Russia has not unfortunately honoured the agreement so we’re going to terminate the agreement, we’re going to pull out,” the US president noted.

The agreement has constrained the U.S. from developing new weapons, but America will begin developing them unless Russia and China agree not to possess or develop the weapons, Trump said. China is not currently a party to the pact.

The Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles was signed in 1987 by General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Ronald Reagan.

The agreement prohibits the parties from manufacturing ground-based ballistic and cruise nuclear missiles with a range from 500 to 5,500 km, as well as their testing and deployment.

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Wolf Angel

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21 October 2018, 23:27
If only the Russians abided by the agreements. Until they decide that the agreements they sign should apply to them, not just the rest of the world, then no agreement with Russia is valid. They are a rogue nation with no concept that the rules apply to them as well. The Iskander missile systems violate the INF. But Russia felt they needed them so that’s okay in their eyes. They rationalize their violations as needed for Russian security. But most often that security is a prelude to aggression and imperialism. The invasion of Crimea violated dozens of agreements were Russia and Ukraine were signatories. Russia didn’t care. Russia wages war in the Donbas, not separatists, it’s Russians. The world sees this clearly. Again Russia ignores treaties and agreements. From the Budaphest agreement, to the UN charter. And now the Minsk II agreement blatant.y violated s they’ve not withdrawn as required, but instead bring in more troops, equipment, ...
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