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Russia threatens U.S. with military-technical response for withdrawing from nuclear treaty

Russia condemns the actions of the United States, "which is trying to blackmail Moscow to make concessions in the area of strategic stability," - Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov
19:52, 21 October 2018

TASS

If the United States continues to unilaterally withdraw from international agreements, Russia will take retaliatory measures, including those of a military nature. This was stated by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in response to the withdrawal of the U.S. from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) agreement, RIA Novosti reports.

The diplomat also said that the Russian Federation condemned the actions of the United States," which is trying to blackmail Moscow to make concessions in the sphere of strategic stability."

According to him, Washington’s accusations that Russia produces medium and short-range missiles are far-fetched. Ryabkov also said that the issue of breaking the INF Treaty was too serious to be resolved through public debate.

“The clumsy and crude American policy is causing an increasing rejection in many countries and among wide circles of the international community. Washington should not underestimate these moods shifts,” the diplomat added.

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, 23:15
Russia is already violating the INF treaty. Treaties from the Russian point of view seem to be only to restrict the other signatories and Russia can claim it isn’t violating no matter what they do, like deploying systems in kalingrad developing new intermediate range missiles and warheads. Russia comes up with false justifications. From feeling thretened to protecting Russian speaking people. The novator 9m729 is not INF compliant. Regardless of what Russia says ... Obama let this happen with only a token protest. Trump is not so compliant to Russian transgressions.
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