The date of the US withdrawal from missile Treaty

The date of the US withdrawal from missile Treaty

The US will begin withdrawal from the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty) of February 2 without taking the consent of Russia. About it reports Reuters.

The process will take six months, said the Deputy Secretary for arms control and international security at the US state Department Andrea Thompson.

As reported, talks of the American and Russian sides in Geneva on the question of violation of the INF Treaty with Moscow did not succeed.

Therefore Washington took the decision to withdraw from the agreement without reaching an agreement with Russia.

Previously, on 16 December, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that the United States came for consultations on the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and short range s ultimatum.

15 January in Geneva held an interagency Russian-American consultations on the INF Treaty. Washington was disappointed with the talks and urged Moscow to destroy in violation of the Treaty missile system. In turn, the foreign Ministry indicated that the Treaty undermines the position of the American side, which has frozen and can not be expected to harmonise their approaches.

The news, Putin said the INF Treaty, the unilateral disarmament of the USSR

The President of the United States Donald trump announced its intention to withdraw from the agreement on 20 October 2018. Later, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has officially accused Russia of violating the Treaty. Washington demanded that Moscow has returned to the terms of the agreement within 60 days, otherwise the action of the INF Treaty will be suspended. Russia believes these charges are false.

The Treaty does not allow parties to have ballistic missiles, land-based and cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,5 thousand kilometers. Moscow and Washington have regularly accused each other of violating its terms.