Russia and the United States to find a solution to the dispute over the INF Treaty. Washington could terminate the more than 30-year-old disarmament Treaty today. Sadly, the Trump-government is not about that.
For more than five years, the US government accuses Russia of a new land-based, nuclear-configurable medium-range missile developed. The new cruise missile, according to findings by U.S. intelligence agencies, a range of about 2500 kilometers.
Already, the Obama administration saw this as a violation of Russia against the INF disarmament Treaty. Obama held yet on the agreement, because the European allies fear of a new nuclear arms race in Europe."For many years, against the agreement
Donald Trump sees it differently: He announced at the end of October without a vote with the Europeans, the withdrawal from the disarmament Treaty: "Russia has for many years breached the agreement. I don't know why President Obama is not dropped or tracked. We will not in any case allow, that Russia violated a nuclear agreement."
Even if the European NATO allies are also convinced that Russia violates the new missile against the Treaty, so they felt, however, of the non-matched termination of the contract is over. It also came at the Initiative of the Federal government to a 60-day period in Russia.
Russia denies that the 9M729 rocket against the INF Treaty
at the end of January were close to Moscow, the container of the controversial weapons system Launcher presents.
However, Russia still claims that the new missile have only missiles with a range of 480 kilometers, 20 kilometers less than the stretch limit for the medium. An investigation of the flight body by independent experts, rejects Russia.
Also, the discussions in the last few weeks went by without any progress, so the sobering conclusion of Andrea Thompson, the U.S. state Department for arms control competent Secretary of state. "Arms control treaties only work if all parties Involved keep to it and violations have consequences. If we allow violations to continue, we undermine all of the disarmament treaties", she made it clear. Thompson said the U.S. government was more for dialogue open. However, if Russia does not move, will cancel the US government is the INF Treaty.