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The US State Department has accused Russia in violation of the treaty on Intermediate and Shorter-Range Missiles

on Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:05 am
Russia continues to violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). This is stated in the report of the US State Department about the state of the United States signed treaties on arms. The document was handed over on Saturday to the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives.

In the US Department of violations by the Russian Federation fixed for the second year in a row. "After two years of diplomatic efforts Russia has not returned any of the INF Treaty, and the White House could not take real action to protect American interests", - said the head of the committee, Republican Mac Thornberry of Texas.

According to him, the US can not put up with it because it is - an important document. "Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) have proposed specific military response to Russia violation of the INF Treaty. The president should order their immediate implementation, "- said Thornberry.

At the same time, Moscow rejects US allegations of violations of the INF treaty Russia. Director of the Department on issues of non-proliferation and arms control, the Russian Foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov, speaking at the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in April, Washington has called the allegations unfounded. "To back up these accusations with concrete facts the US refuses or is likely to not be. One gets the impression that the aim is to try to discredit Russia and present it as a state, which violates international obligations ", - he said.

The Treaty itself was signed over 25 years ago at the White House, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. The parties undertook not to produce, test, or deploy ballistic and cruise missiles, ground-based intermediate and short-range (from 500 km to 5.5 thousand. Km). In Russian
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