Putin wants to discuss the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with the United States

Russian information agencies reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow wants to restore a full-scale dialogue with the United States on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Kremlin also stated that Putin he might be able to meet with Trump at the G20 summit in Argentina. According to Kremlin, the meeting in Argentina is being prepared, and that the time, date, and content are under negotiation.

On Sunday, October 21, during his speech in front of his supporters in Nevada, Trump announced that he wants to leave the INF Treaty. “We will not allow anyone to violate the terms of this agreement,” he said. Russia and the United States periodically accuse each other of violating this agreement.

In response to Trump’s words, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow is ready to respond to Trump’s threat of withdrawing from the agreement. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov explained that Russia is prepared to respond if Washington continues to withdraw from agreements and arrangements unilaterally. He added that measures against the U.S. could be "of a military-technical nature."

  Russia, USA, Trump, INF Treaty