The CSTO has accused the US of violating the INF Treaty

The CSTO has accused the US of violating the INF Treaty

ALMA-ATA, 11 Jun — RIA Novosti. Violations of the agreement on the intermediate range (the INF Treaty) allow the U.S., while Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan fully comply with the agreement, reads the statement of the foreign Ministers of the CSTO adopted at the meeting on Monday in Alma-ATA.

“A growing concern is the threat to the viability of the INF Treaty, arising from the unsettled state of some of the problems associated with its implementation”, — said in a statement.

“This applies in particular to specific military programs of the United States, carried out without taking into account the obligations under the contract and includes the production and use of target missiles and strike unmanned aerial vehicles, manufacture and deployment of the universal rocket launchers, ground-based; also a concern of R & d (research and development work) to create a mobile missile system land-based prohibited under the INF Treaty a range of 500 to 5500 kilometers,” — said in a statement.

The document notes that the CSTO members Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, “parties to the Treaty remain fully committed to this agreement”.

“In order to avoid risks to the future of the Treaty States-members of the CSTO call on the parties concerned to engage in constructive dialogue and take all necessary efforts for the resolution of the existing problematic issues in the context of the INF Treaty,” said Minister of foreign Affairs of the CSTO.