A number of members of the American Congress suggested that the administration of US President Donald trump to lead the country out of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range nuclear forces (INF). On Saturday, June 24, reports the Politico.
“In the administration of tramp Mature fierce debate about whether to get out of another international Treaty that is the cornerstone of American-Russian disarmament, and prohibits an entire class of nuclear missiles”, — writes the edition.
A member of the house of representatives and the head of the Committee on nuclear weapons, Republican Mike Rogers said Politico that the United States continue to adhere to the Treaty would be “irresponsible.”
At the same time, Washington fears the possible consequences of withdrawal from the Treaty. In the state Department and the Pentagon believes that the unilateral refusal of the agreement is not in the interests of the United States.
Former U.S. defense Secretary William Perry said Politico that the withdrawal from the agreement will lead to increased danger. “The chances that errors will lead to a nuclear conflict will increase. There is a danger that the whole structure of arms control would collapse, and we find ourselves in a nuclear arms race”, — he said.
According to the Agreement on the elimination of intermediate and short-range, signed in 1987 Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan, the United States and Russia can not produce, test and deploy ballistic and cruise missiles, ground-based medium (1000 to 5500 km) and shorter (500 to 1000 km) range. At the same time 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.