Contents tagged with Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

  • Putin threatens to point nuclear missiles at Europe

    Russia will be forced to respond in kind to the US’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

    If European countries agree to have American missiles deployed in them, as was the case in the 1980s, they will “have to understand that they are putting their territory at risk of a response strike from Russia,” Putin remarked after talks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the Kremlin.

    “It isn’t our choice,” …

  • US pulls out of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

    The United States has decided to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty which it signed with the Soviet Union and its legal successor, the Russian Federation.

    The agreement that was signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987 and which heralded the end of the Cold War no longer makes sense, because “Russia has been violating it for many years”, US President Donald Trump said on Saturday.

    The INF Treaty stipulated that the Soviet Union, and subsequently …

  • Media: the US wants to withdraw from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

    A number of American congressmen sent a proposal to the White House supporting the United States’ withdrawal from the Treaty on the Elimination of the Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, Politico writes.

    Mike Rogers, a member of the House of Representatives and the head of the House Select Committee on Nuclear Weapons, who drafted the relevant bill, said that on the part of the U.S., it would be irresponsible to abide by the treaty, which had been long ago abandoned by the only …

  • Russia warns Norway of consequences over deployment of NATO anti-missile systems in its territory

    The Ambassador of Russia to Norway, Teimuraz Ramishvili, stated that the deployment of NATO anti-missile systems in Norwegian territory would be followed by a response from Russia. "Our response will follow, directed not only at Norway but at the entire NATO", said Ramishvil to Norwegian Dagbladet newspaper.

    Previously, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the deployment of the US Aegis Ashore anti-missile systems in the countries of Eastern Europe is a “flagrant violation by …

  • 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, …

  • US accuses Russia of deploying land-based cruise missiles

    Russia deployed land-based cruise missiles in its own territory in violation of the “spirit and intent” of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, signed by US President Ronald Reagan and USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987 in Washington.

    General Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, made a statement to this effect on Wednesday the 8th of March, as reported by Reuters.

    Reuters noted that the General’s statement was the first official confirmation from the …