The President of Russia Vladimir Putin stated that Russia would develop missiles banned by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty if the U.S. leaves it and produces such kind of weaponry, Reuters reported.
“Now, it seems, our American partners believe that the situation has changed so much that the United States must also have such a weapon. What’s our response? It’s simple: in that case, we will also do this,” Putin said.
The U.S. gave Russia 60 days to implement the conditions of the missile treaty. Mike Pompeo, the U.S. State Secretary, said that the U.S. would stop respecting the provisions of the treaty in 60 days, if Russia does not return to implementing the commitments taken upon it.
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