North Atlantic Treaty Organisation accuses Russian Federation of breaking INF; Pompeo threatens withdrawal

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation accuses Russian Federation of breaking INF; Pompeo threatens withdrawal

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation accuses Russian Federation of breaking INF; Pompeo threatens withdrawal

"One of the main destructive factors complicating the worldwide situation is how the U.S. is acting as it attempts to retain its dominant role in the world", he said in comments released by the defence ministry.

"We are ahead of the Americans in terms of hypersonic weapons".

"This was really arms control at its best and therefore it's a really a big setback if this treaty now breaks totally down", he said.

It is also possible for Russia to deploy intermediate-range missiles, and primarily cruise missiles, in Latin American countries like Cuba, once the INF Treaty is terminated, according to Leonid Ivashov, former head of the Russian Defense Ministry's main department for global military cooperation.

Putin said about a dozen countries were now producing mid-range missiles of the type banned by the INF treaty.

It has prevented the deployment of USA nuclear-tipped missiles to Europe since its inception.

NATO said it was now "up to Russia" to save the treaty.

The US has given Russian Federation 60 days to comply with the INF Treaty or it will no longer abide by the agreement, secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after the decision that the United States would suspend its treaty obligations in 60 days over the alleged violations.

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

According to a leaked memo published by the Washington Post, Bolton has ordered the Pentagon to "develop and deploy ground-launched missiles at the earliest possible date".

If missiles are deployed in Europe, Russia will be forces to take steps to ensure parity. "It is now up to Russian Federation to preserve the INF Treaty", the statement says.

In comments on December 5, Peskov accused Washington of "manipulating the facts.to camouflage the true aim of the United States in withdrawing from the treaty". Our military and our scientists started to work hard on missiles that can overcome ABM system.

Not much was known about the Peresvet, but it has been touted by Moscow as a state-of-the-art weapon capable of disabling targets in under a second and was revealed by Russian President Vladimir Putin along with a number of other new weapons in development during his State of the Nation speech in March.

Russian Federation successfully test-launched a Kinzhal hypersonic missile that was sacked from a MiG-31 fighter jet in March this year. The treaty banned all land-based cruise missiles with a range of between 310 miles and 3,417 miles.

Jens Stoltenberg said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation would embark on an intense diplomatic push, to try to convince Russian Federation to give up the "multiple battalions" of missiles Mr Pompeo has accused them of possessing.

He did not give specifics, but he told the attaches that it would be the countries that host US intermediate-range missiles that would become immediate targets for Russian Federation.

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