Contents tagged with INF Treaty
US President Donald Trump instructed Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to prepare additional sanctions against Russia due to Russia’s non-compliance with the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty), as noted in a statement on the White House website.
According to paragraph C of the US defense budget for fiscal year 2018, the President is obligated to prepare and submit an action plan to Congress dealing with persons responsible for Russia's …
General John Hyten, Commander of the US nuclear forces and the US Strategic Command said that Russia has increased its deployment of cruise missiles that violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), Radio Liberty reports.
During Senate Armed Services Committee hearings, Republican Senator Deb Fischer asked whether Russia is increasing production and deployment of cruise missiles. Hyten answered in the affirmative.
It was reported in September that there were discussions …
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy David Trachtenberg said on Monday, February 26 that cruise missile tests conducted by Russia violate Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty).
Trachtenberg claims that the SSC-8 ground-based cruise missile, which was assigned the 9M729 index in Russia, was developed and deployed "in violation of the INF Treaty."
"Moscow continues to undermine the Treaty on Open Skies and the Treaty on Conventional Arms in Europe," said Trachtenberg. …
At the Munich Security Conference, Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, said that Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty [INF Treaty] and that is a nuclear threat.
"Unfortunately, the nuclear threat is again on the agenda. And it would be irresponsible to ignore it. Key agreements in the field of nuclear safety are under threat, including the INF Treaty," the Secretary General said
He said that the violation takes place in the development and testing of …
The deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Ryabkov said that if the US adopts new sanctions "in the context of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces [INF] Treaty" the meeting of the Special control commission on this agreement might not happen. His statement was published on the official website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"As for the attempts to frighten us with sanctions again, they are simply ridiculous," Ryabkov said. He noted that pressure on Russia in the …
Konstantin Kosachev, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council, has called the sanctions announced by US President Donald Trump against Russia for allegedly violating the treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty) "the most cynical of all" US sanctions, RIA Novosti reports.
"Trump's new sanctions against Russia for the alleged violation of the treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles ( …
If the United States decides to unilaterally withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (Officially: Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union and later its successor states on the elimination of their intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles, or INF Treaty) the Russian Federation promised to develop a “more powerful weapon,” a senator on the Russian Federation Council and former Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces, Viktor Bondarev said, RIA.
In an interview for Kommersant , Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that the United States’ claims that Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) are flawed.
“We have explained to the Americans where we see the flaw in their position, especially as it concerns the claim about Russia, and we are still counting on more constructive and result-interested treatment of the questions we consistently raise,” he said.
Commenting on the US’s plans …
Speaking at a press conference in Brussels after a meeting of defense ministers of NATO member countries, the head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, said that Russia has violated the terms of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).
“The bottom line is – you have to have respect for other nation’s security when you make agreements, and we have a firm belief that the Russians have violated the INF and our effort is to bring Russia back into compliance,” said Mattis.
He also stressed …
NATO is preparing a plan of action in response to the alleged violation of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty), as reported on Thursday on the website of the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. Radio and television broadcasters NDR and WDR have also reported this information.
The newspaper managed to view a copy of the classified document, which was sent out from Brussels to the member countries of the alliance. It lists 39 possible actions in …