A group of Republican senators introduced the house of representatives and the U.S. Senate is a bill that allows the United States to develop a missile system of average range and to transfer the relevant technology to allies. This step should be a response to the alleged violation by Russia of the Treaty on intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF), said on Saturday, February 18, PBS.
In the case of adoption of the document will allow the Congress to accuse Russia of a “serious breach” of the contract and at the legislative level will allow the development of ground systems, launch cruise missiles. It will also allow the United States to build a nuclear Arsenal in Europe.
In addition, the bill facilitates the transfer to the allies of the US missile systems under the INF Treaty. The senators also propose to seek the inclusion in the contract on reduction of offensive arms (SNV-3) the Russian missile complex “RS-26 YARS-M”, reports RIA Novosti.
“If Russia is going to test and deploy cruise missiles, medium-range, logic dictates that we say… We offer this bill to finally, put put in a clear, firm boundaries unbridled aggression by Russia”, — reads the statement of the bill’s authors, senators Tom cotton, Mark Rubio and Ron Johnson.
February 14 the New York Times, citing sources in the American administration announced that Russia has secretly deployed a cruise missile that violates the Treaty on intermediate and short range. Official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, commenting on this information, noted that Washington was not formally accused Moscow of violating the INF Treaty, Russia observes its international obligations.
Treaty of elimination of intermediate and short-range, signed in 1987, the United States and Russia can not produce, test and deploy ballistic and cruise land-based missiles of medium (1,000 to 5,500 kilometers) and shorter (500 to 1,000 kilometers) range. Moscow has repeatedly stated that the possibility of withdrawal from the Treaty could be seen as a response to the expansion ABOUT the United States.