Contents tagged with INF Treaty

  • NATO accuses Russia of violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    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 …

  • Kremlin: attempts by the US to pressure Russia with sanctions will not work

    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 …

  • Kremlin calls new US sanctions on Russia 'the most cynical of all'

    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 ( …

  • Russia threatens US with developing ‘more powerful weapons’ if Washington withdraws from INF treaty

    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.

    Bondarev …

  • Russia calls US claims regarding missile treaty 'flawed'

    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 …

  • Mattis: NATO doubts Kremlin’s desire to comply with treaty on Elimination of Missiles

    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 …

  • Media: NATO is preparing response to Russia’s violation of Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    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 …

  • Russia accuses U.S. of violating Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has released a statement claiming that the United States provided knowingly incorrect information about the alleged implementation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), and that the deployment of missile defense complexes in Romania and Poland capable of carrying Tomahawk missiles is a gross violation of obligations under this treaty.

    "Washington has knowingly given incorrect information about its ‘fulfillment’ of INF obligations. For years, …