Russian Federation says it 'strictly complies' with treaty

Russian Federation says it 'strictly complies' with treaty

Russian Federation says it 'strictly complies' with treaty

"We need to create a coordinated response to the actions of Russia", Klimkin said, adding that he raised "a set of practical steps with a number of proposals" at the meeting as to how NATO, Ukraine and Georgia might do that together.

The treaty was initially signed in 1987 by then United States president Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.

His remarks also came after the Russian Foreign Ministry said it received official notification that the United States intends to withdraw from the INF unless Russia remedies what Washington says is a violation of the treaty. A simple one: "then we'll do the same".

US-Russia ties are under deep strain over accusations Moscow meddled in the 2016 US presidential election.

"Russia sticks to the clauses of the treaty without an exception and the American side is well aware of that", she told CNN.

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday dismissed United States claims Russian Federation is violating a major Cold War treaty limiting mid-range nuclear arms, as a senior general lashed out at Washington's attempts to "contain" Moscow. He also said that because China, Iran and North Korea were not signatories to the INF, the United States was putting itself at a disadvantage by not developing medium-range missiles, citing three failed diplomatic attempts to enlarge the treaty. They thought we wouldn't notice this, but this is already in the Pentagon's budget - the creation of these missiles.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, signed by the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987, banned nuclear and nonnuclear missiles with ranges from about 310 to 3,400 miles.

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"During this 60 days, we will still not test or produce or deploy any systems, and we'll see what happens during this 60-day period", Pompeo told journalists in Brussels.

Russian Federation will target countries hosting USA missiles if Washington goes ahead with plans to pull out of a landmark Cold War arms treaty, General Staff chief Valery Gerasimov said Wednesday.

"It's clear that Russian Federation is guilty of recurrent and egregious violations of the INF Treaty", House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Rep. Eliot Engel, D-New York, said in a statement Tuesday.

Russian Federation flatly denies undertaking any new development of land-based, intermediate-range Cruise missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads and hitting European cities at short notice.

"No proof has been produced to support this American position", Zakharova said.

Mr Pompeo warned Russia's actions "greatly undermine America's national security and that of our allies".

While other Russian officials were defiant, some suggested Moscow may seek to hold talks on the situation with Washington. The U.S. has shared intelligence evidence with its allies that the ground-fired cruise missile could give Moscow the ability to launch a nuclear strike in Europe with little or no notice. Moscow has consistently said it is in compliance with the agreement.

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