Mike Paniotto: Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
USA told about the faltering in recent years, positions in the field of containment of Iran, Russia and China. This statement was made by the American Secretary of state Michael Pompeo, reports TASS.
He explained that the annexation of Crimea to Russia was due to the fact that the “deterrent capability” of the US was weakened. “We have resumed the provision of lethal assistance to the Ukrainian armed forces,” said Pompeo.
The Secretary of state stressed that the effects of the weakened positions of the USA can be seen in Iran and China. He noted that the American side was not firmly on the world stage. Pompeo stated that American President Donald trump is working to make the armed forces of the United States “the most powerful in our history”.
The Secretary of state also accused Moscow of violating the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty). According to him, the exit of Washington from the agreement will protect America.
According to the contract signed between the USSR and the USA in 1987 INF Treaty that prohibited the production and testing of cruise and ballistic missiles with ranges from 500 to 5.5 thousand kilometers. The agreement was officially terminated on 2 August 2019. Washington said that the country withdrew from the agreement supposedly because of his violations of Russia. Was later named another reason is a rapidly developing missile program of China. Moscow has repeatedly pointed out that acting as part of the agreement, and accused Washington of violating the terms. In July, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the withdrawal from the INF Treaty.
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