The German foreign Ministry urged Russia to destroy missile 9М729 for the sake of preserving the INF Treaty
Russian Federation can save the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty), if you destroy a cruise missile 9М729, which allegedly violates the provisions of the document. This was stated by foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas in an interview to “Interfax”, published January 18.
The head of German diplomacy said that “serious doubts” was discussed with Moscow in the course of various negotiations, but they were unsuccessful.
It should be noted that a return to the observance of the INF Treaty and its conservation potential and possible suspension after his actions.
In his opinion, in this issue the ball is on Russia’s side.
On the eve of US Deputy Secretary of state on arms control and international security Andrea Thompson called the preservation of the INF Treaty, the destruction of a Russian cruise missile ground-based 9М729. The missile was not satisfied with Washington.
Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the same day that the Russian authorities are ready at any time to meet with US representatives on the issues of the document.
Moscow has already expressed its willingness to dialogue and will do it again, but did not see such readiness in the United States. Ryabkov added that the responsibility for the further fate of the INF Treaty lies in Washington.
January 15 was held the interdepartmental Russian-American consultations on the document, which took part Ryabkov and Thompson. At the meeting the Russian diplomat has suggested specific measures the rocket, which “would completely remove any assumptions” of the American side. The U.S. representative said that the results of the talks disappointed her.