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This is the single biggest Russia related topic in the media at this time. The Russians continue to deny violations. Strategically Russia has significant exposure to PLA Rocket Forces’ IRBMs and GLCMs and this may be their motive, but since Russia is trying to ingratiate itself with China, they would never admit they are breaching the INF to deal with China. So denying it altogether or blaming it on the West is a compatible excuse.
Hours after President Trump announced that the U.S. will pull out of a decades-old bilateral nuclear agreement that he said Russia had been “violating for many years,” top Russian officials lined up to hit back in no uncertain terms, calling the president’s move a “very dangerous” provocation that would lead to “full chaos.”
A spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry accused the United States of breaking the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles
Top Russian officials have pushed back against President Trump’s plan to withdraw from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty (INF), with the country’s deputy foreign minister calling it a form of “blackmail.”
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev on Sunday slammed as unacceptable the US decision to pull from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty he co-signed with Ronald Reagan.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the former president of the Soviet Union, criticized President Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw from an international nuclear disarmament treaty, saying the move “is not the work of a great mind.”
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said, “Washington’s desire to turn back politics cannot be supported.”
Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told state media it "would be a very dangerous step" to leave decades-old treaty
The ex-Soviet president says scrapping a Cold War missile deal will undermine nuclear disarmament.
If the United States continues to unilaterally withdraw from international agreements, Russia will take retaliatory measures
U.S. President Donald Trump’s national-security adviser, John Bolton, is set to begin talks in Moscow amid soaring tensions over Trump’s declaration that he would pull the country out of a landmark…
U.S. President Donald Trump said he is going to terminate an arms-control treaty known as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). Trump was speaking to journalists in Nevada on October 20. U.S. officials have said Russia has been violating the Cold War-era treaty for years. Russia has consistently denied any such violations.
U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States will withdraw from a key Cold War-era arms control treaty with Russia.
President Donald Trump announced Saturday that the US is pulling out of the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, a decades-old agreement that has drawn the ire of the President.
President Trump said the US will “terminate” a landmark 1987 deal over alleged Russian violations.
President Donald Trump revealed Saturday the United States intends to withdraw from a 31-year-old nuclear weapons agreement with Russia.
The 1987 INF treaty banned ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with an intermediate range. For years, U.S. officials have accused Russia of violating the treaty.
Senator says INF exit could be gambit like threatening Nafta while Russia laments ‘blackmail to forcefully get certain concessions’
Britain’s defense secretary says his country stands “absolutely resolute” with the United States as President Donald Trump says he’ll pull out from a landmark arms control agreement with Russia. Gavin Williamson blames Russia for endangering the treaty. He’s calling on the Kremlin to “get its house in order.”
Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty bans ground-launch nuclear missiles with a range of up to around 3,400 miles and was signed in 1987 by the U.S. and Russia.
French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to stress the importance of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty Trump said Washington would withdraw from, Macron’s office said in a statement on Monday.
Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the United States should consider the consequences, both for Europe and for future disarmament efforts, of pulling out of an international treaty aimed at eliminating a class of nuclear weapons.
White House national security adviser John Bolton leaves on a trip to Russia and the Caucasus on October 20 amid reports that Washington is moving toward withdrawing from a bedrock Cold War-era nuc…
News reports say the United States is moving toward withdrawing from a bedrock Cold War-era arms control treaty that it has accused Russia of violating.
President Trump has been moving toward leaving the treaty because Russia has been violating it and because it is constraining American efforts to counter China in the Western Pacific.
U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton will meet Saturday in Moscow with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, amid reports that Washington will tell Russia it plans to quit a landmark nucle…
John Bolton, US national security adviser, will meet Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, on Saturday in Moscow, amid reports that Washington will tell Russia it plans to quit a landmark nuclear weapons treaty.
Russia has been violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty for at least five years. Trump has announced the US is pulling out of the treaty. Russia tested and then deployed land-based missile with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers (300 and 3,400 miles). Sea-based and air-based missiles were not covered under this treaty which is why there are so many air-launched and navy ship and submarine-launched mid-ranged cruise missiles. Drones were not covered under the treaty. The purpose of the INF treaty was to reduce the land-based missiles placed all over Europe and in the Russian area near Europe. The ranges covered just behind the front lines to the end of the European-Russia theater of operations. China has not signed onto this treaty and has many mid-ranged land-based missiles, drones and is now developing railguns and electromagnetic launchers to boost the range of missiles.
The Trump administration is planning to tell Russian leaders next week that it is preparing to exit the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Steven Pifer explains what it means.
From the strategic and diplomatic realms to the budgetary and tactical levels, Trump’s decision makes no sense.