The United States promised to build prohibited missiles
The US is going to create missiles prohibited by the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty). This was stated by Deputy Secretary of state for arms control and international security issues Andrea Thompson at a briefing, reports TASS.
According to her, after the withdrawal from the agreement, Washington will have the opportunity to conduct research and development that were previously prohibited. “So the Ministry of defence will take steps to create these systems,” said assistant Secretary of state.
Thompson noted that the United States intends to consult with the allies before, during and after withdrawal from the INF Treaty. At the same time, the American side will be “as necessary” to continue the dialogue with Russia, which is important for bilateral relations.
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The diplomat stressed that the US withdrawal from the agreement “only applies to Russia (…) and its inability to abide by the terms,” reports “Interfax”. Thompson also added that developing a new agreement, a counterpart of the INF Treaty too early. “Now our goal is to achieve compliance on the part of Russia”, — she said.