Another nuclear pact with US in trouble: Russian official

Mikhail Metzel  TASS

Mikhail Metzel TASS

Russian Federation reacted to the news that the USA will exit the INF Treaty-one of the last barriers preventing a full-on Cold War-like arms race in Europe - and there's already talk of a nuclear doomsday device visiting the U.S.

"Perhaps we can negotiate a different agreement, adding China and others".

Washington has since quite a while ago blamed Russia for mocking the 1987 INF Treaty (Intermediate-run Nuclear Forces), claiming that another Russian missile, the Novator 9M729, referred as the SSC-8 by NATO, disregards the settlement that bans either side from positioning intermediate and short-range, land-based missiles in Europe. "Or perhaps we can't -- in which case, we will outspend and out-innovate all others by far", Trump said.

Now that both countries have suspended it, the treaty will expire in six months if the U, S. and Moscow can not come to an agreement.

"I am sure that everyone who is somehow involved in our foreign policy, defense and security activities will work as a team to prevent a situation that would mean everything that was a cornerstone of European security for decades has perished", the senior Russian diplomat said. They have also countered with our systems that are in violation.

Valery Kuzmin, Russia's envoy to Romania, told a news conference in Bucharest on February 7 that Moscow was not planning any "hostile or unfriendly actions" toward Romania.

He recalled that to save the INF Treaty, Russia has done its utmost to engage the United States in conversation and offering concrete initiatives to find a solution.

Matviyenko wrote on her blog on the Russian upper house's website that the United States brought the world to the edge, crossing which may bring some irreversible consequences. However, he said that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation would continue to work with Moscow in an effort to bring it into compliance.

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