The US demanded Russia to destroy missile 9М729
MOSCOW, January 15 — RIA Novosti. During the meeting on the INF Treaty in Switzerland, the US demanded to destroy the Russian missile 9М729 (SSC-8).
This is stated in the statement of U.S. Undersecretary of state for arms control and international security Andrea Thompson, common us permanent mission at the UN in Geneva.
“Our message was clear: Russia should destroy their not corresponding to the contract missile system”, — stated in the message.
Thompson noted that the meeting in Geneva called Washington’s “disappointment”, since “Russia’s continued material breaches of the contract and not willing to explain how she plans to return to its full and verifiable compliance.”
The Position Of Russia
In turn, Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that the United States came to the meeting on the INF Treaty with a pre-prepared summary. According to him, Washington has no intention to ignore the arguments of the Russian side and to constructively accept the proposals of Moscow.
American colleagues, making sure that Russia does not give in to pressure and ultimatums and said that we allegedly not ready to fulfill the contract. Which is not the case.Sergey Raskovalova the Russian foreign Ministry
However, he added that Russia used the meeting to “to offer the us side a series of concrete measures in the field of transparency with respect to missile 9М729”. According to Ryabkov, this transparency Moscow would be ready to go just provided a counter to the openness of the US withdrawal concerns Russia.
In early December U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that Russia has two months to “resume” the INF Treaty. According to him, if this does not happen, Washington will suspend obligations under the INF Treaty. In turn, Andrea Thompson said the United States calls on Moscow to abandon the rocket 9М729 or modify system to its range, as stated in Washington, did not violate the provisions of the missile Treaty.