nearvideo trump administration says that Russia is no effort made to compliance with the INF Treaty
The United States follows, by warnings to Moscow and withdraws from the Reagan-era nuclear Treaty with Russia, Lucas Tomlinson reports from the Pentagon.
The Pentagon announced on Monday that the military conducted a test over the weekend, a kind of rockets, which were previously forbidden for the last 30 years under a contract between the United States and Russia.
The test that took place off the coast of California, marked the resumption of the arms competition that some analysts might worry about US-Russia tensions increase, after the two powers of the world abandoned a long-term contract earlier this month.
The Trump-government says it remains interested in useful arms control but questions Moscow’s willingness to comply with its contractual obligations.
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The Pentagon on Monday said that it is a modified soil tested-launched version of the Navy’s Tomahawk cruise missiles. The Department said the rocket was launched from San Nicolas Island, and precise, his opponent suggested after the flight, more than 500 kilometers (310 miles). The missile was armed with a conventional, non-nuclear, warhead.
The Trump administration, has his six-month-announcement in the Feb. 2 of its upcoming withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, had repeatedly said, Russia was the violation of its provisions, is an indictment, then-President Barack Obama made as well.
“The United States remains a party to a contract deliberately, from Russia,” Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said in announcing the formal withdrawal at the beginning of August, calls on a Russian missile system, banned under the agreement, a “direct threat to the United States and our allies.”
Russia after the demise of the INF Treaty, that it is only the deployment of new intermediate-range missiles if the United States said earlier this month.
Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the U.S. withdrawal from the Treaty “in a unilateral manner and under a far-fetched reason,” to say that it is “exacerbated a serious situation in the world and highlighted the fundamental risks for all.”
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He said in a statement that Russia carefully, Washington, to act and react in the way that if it sees that the U.S. is the development and deployment of new intermediate-range missiles.
Aug. 18: The Ministry of defence is carrying out a test of a missile, the banned under a an international Treaty. (Scott Howe/Defense.gov)
The INF Treaty was signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, banned the production, testing and deployment of land-based cruise missiles and ballistic missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers (310 to 3,410 miles). Such weapons have been starting to be particularly destabilising because of the shorter time they take to achieve targets compared with Intercontinental ballistic missiles, increasing the likelihood of a nuclear conflict over a false Alarm.
“If we receive reliable information that the United States completed the development and launch of the production in the relevant systems, Russia will engage in full-scale development of similar missiles,” Putin said.
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After the withdrawal from the INF, a Trump, a senior administration official down the US weapons test, saying it was not meant to be played, a provocation for Russia. To discuss the official, who was not authorized to publicly test flight, said that the U.S. is “years away” from the effective deployment of the weapons banned under the agreement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.