Restoring the Military Balance Between the US and Russia Will Harm World Security
OREANDA-NEWS The US decision to withdraw the Treaty on intermediate-range missiles (INF) causes concern in the Kremlin, said Dmitry Peskov. According to him, this decision "makes the world more dangerous».
Russia has repeatedly denied allegations of violation of The Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range missiles, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
According to this information, earlier the Moscow "sufficiently expert" argued that the United States "blurs the main provisions of this Treaty", as set interceptor missiles, "capable of being not only interceptors, but the rockets short and medium range and use attack drones, which are de facto nothing other than missiles short and medium range".
"That is, we strongly disagree with the fact that Russia violates the Treaty," Peskov stressed.
The US intention to withdraw from the Treaty causes concern in the Kremlin. "Such steps will make the world more dangerous," Peskov said.
The press Secretary of the President also noted that the Treaty itself spelled out the procedure for withdrawal from the agreements and the United States has not yet taken the actions listed there. He also noted that Washington's withdrawal from this agreement will be discussed during a meeting of Russian security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev with US national security assistant John Bolton on October 22 in Moscow.
The US intention to withdraw from the 1987 Treaty, which limits the production, use and storage of ground-based ballistic missiles of medium (1,000 to 5,500 km) and short (500 to 1,000 km) range, President Donald trump announced on October 21. He motivated his decision by the fact that Moscow violates its provisions. On the violation of the Treaty by Russia previously said the Pentagon chief James Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Violating the terms of the contract weapons in the West believe 9М729 complex (SSC-8). In Moscow emphasize that it corresponds to the contract.