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Russia warns: If United States makes new missiles than we will do the same




Vladimir Putin President of Russia said on Monday, that Russia would take measures to shield itself and Moscow would start making nuclear missiles if the United States began to do the same as the nuclear arms control deal has ended.

On Friday, the US left the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia concluding that Moscow was breaching the agreement and had already extended one banned missile, an accusation that the Kremlin dismisses.

US defense secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that he was supportive of setting ground-propelled, intermediate-range missiles in Asia soon.

The US authority remarked a day after Washington pulled back from the (INF) Treaty, a Cold War-time settlement marked in 1987 that restricted land-based rockets with a scope of somewhere in the range of 310 and 3,400 miles (500-5,500 km).

Questioned on the possible US missile deployment, Sergei Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, said that Russia did not plan to get engulfed into an arms competition with Washington, but that it would react defensively to any dangers. Stated in the Kremlin.

“In case the new US systems start explicitly in Asia, at that point the likewise moves will be taken towards repelling these threats,” Ryabkov stated in a press conference.

Putin told the defense and foreign ministries and Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence service to strictly monitor any moves the U.S. makes to deploy banned missiles under the expired treaty. If Russia obtains any information that US is deploying new missiles then Russia will also opt to engage in building the same. According to the Kremlin, President Putin stated that it is necessary for Moscow and Washington who are world’s most enormous nuclear powers, to renew arms restriction talks to avert what he defined as an “unfettered” arms race.


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