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Data about the US plans to place nuclear missiles in Europe is wrong. Wrote about this on his page in Twitter, the head of the press service of the national security Council the White house the Garrett Brand.
“The United States has no plans to deploy nuclear land-based missiles in Europe. This is just another Russian disinformation on the Treaty on intermediate range (the INF Treaty)”, — stated in the message.
To post the man has put up a link to an article from Reuters about the briefing by Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. The diplomat pointed to the fact that a distribution of Aegis Ashore in Europe as the infrastructure of the US missile defense is a direct violation of the INF Treaty. He noted that Moscow will not leave unanswered the US plans for deployment near Russia’s borders launchers, capable of launching missiles “Tomahawk”, notes RIA Novosti.
Ryabkov also stressed that the US withdrawal from the Treaty could trigger a new arms race.
Previously Advisor to the us President for homeland security John Bolton noted that in the foreseeable future, Washington has no plans to place missiles in Europe, prohibited by the Treaty.
October 21, U.S. President Donald trump said that the country exits the INF Treaty of 1987, which does not allow the parties to have ballistic missiles, land-based and cruise missiles with ranges between 500 and 5.5 thousand kilometers. Trump has promised “to develop weapons as long as Russia and China will not agree to a new deal”. Press Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov said in response that it is actually a Declaration of intent to engage in an arms race. The possibility of adopting a new Treaty in the Kremlin rejected.
Moscow and Washington have regularly accused each other of violating the terms of the INF Treaty.
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