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Japan’s position regarding the Russian-American Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty) shows the dependency of Tokyo. This was announced by the assistant Secretary of the Russian security Council Aleksandr Venediktov, RIA Novosti reported.
According to him, Moscow is concerned that no reasonable Secretary General of the Japanese Cabinet of Ministers of Acehide Sugi about the alleged violation of the INF Treaty by the Russian side. Venediktov pointed out that the accusations voiced by the country actively cooperating with the United States in the military sphere and are planning to host a part of the American missile defense system.
He noted that it contributes to the violation of strategic stability and impact on the negotiations with Russia and the atmosphere of bilateral relations. “A reference to understanding the actions of Washington once again demonstrates the reluctance of Tokyo to take an independent position on important foreign policy issues,” — said the assistant Secretary of the security Council.
4 Feb Suga said that Tokyo understands the motives of the United States, emerged from the INF Treaty. However, he believes the situation with the termination of the agreement undesirable.
On 2 February, Russian leader Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would suspend its participation in the INF Treaty in response to similar US actions. Washington insists that the reason for the decision was the systematic violation of the terms of the agreement with Moscow, whereas the United States continues to abide by them. It was stated that the process of withdrawal from the contract will be completed in six months, if Russia does not return to compliance with the agreements.
The INF Treaty does not allow parties to have ballistic missiles, land-based and cruise missiles with ranges between 500 and 5.5 thousand kilometers. Moscow and Washington have regularly accused each other of violating its terms. USA, in particular, criticized Russia for the fact that it hides the true potential of cruise missiles 9М729 complex “Iskander-M”. Moscow denies this.
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