The Russian Foreign Ministry Called the Game set US Deadlines for INF
OREANDA-NEWS Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov sure that the set by the United States 60-day period Under the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range missiles (INF) is a “game”.
"The United States itself imposed a 60-day period, during which we had to fulfill their ultimatum, respectively, I conclude that the United States and did not expect any decision, and it was all a game," — said Ryabkov after a meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State Andrea Thompson in Beijing.
According to Ryabkov, the goal of this “game” is to cover the long-established, held in the US internal decision to withdraw from the INF Treaty.
In early December, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the US will stop the fulfillment of obligations under the Treaty, if "Russia within 60 days will not return to its execution." agreement is untenable.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also noted that the new Russian missiles do not violate the provisions of the INF Treaty.
There is no progress in the negotiations, the U.S. and Russia under the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty) , said Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said after talks with U.S. Deputy Secretary of state Andrea Thompson
"Yes, we have continued dialogue with US Deputy Secretary of state Andrea Thompson on the INF Treaty. Unfortunately, there is no progress, " Ryabkov said. In his opinion, the responsibility for what is happening lies with Washington, which took a destructive and "sustained in an extremely tough tone" position.
In October 2018, USPresident Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw the country from the INF Treaty because of Russia's violations. In December, the head of the state Department Mike Pompeo said that Washington will stop fulfilling its obligations under the Treaty if Moscow does not return to the implementation of the agreement.