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U.S. calls for Russia to missile destruction

In the dispute over the INF disarmament Treaty to ban medium-range weapons, accuses Russia, the United States, to ignore the Russian proposals for a solution. Moscow is ready to continue to work on a "rescue" of the Treaty, said foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

His government has offered the United States to which the Americans objected to the new missile experts to investigate, criticized Lavrov on Wednesday in Moscow before journalists. Washington insists, however, on a Ultimatum, provided for the destruction of the cruise missile 9M729 and the associated technology.

The United States and Nato had accused Russia, to remain in accordance with the new cruise missiles of 500 to 5500 kilometers range against the 30-year-old INF Treaty. INF stands for Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, so-nuclear medium-range systems. The United States in November in Moscow, a last three-month period to relent, which expires at the beginning of February.

Russia is more willing to work in a rescue of the INF Treaty, Lavrov said. He hoped on the support of European States. The actions of the United States is a sign of a low level of mutual trust. "It also means that the foreign policy Thinking is being militarised," said the Russian diplomat said.

Diplomatic response to the Brexit-decision

At his annual news conference before foreign and domestic journalists, Lavrov answered questions about the current Russian foreign policy. In relation to the planned exit of the UK from the EU, the foreign Minister did not want to commit, and what kind of development for his country is the best.

The British debate on Brexit is an internal matter of great Britain, "in his Parliament, of its citizens," he said. Moscow had no influence on operations in other countries. We will continue to cooperate both with the United Kingdom as well as with the EU. Therefore, the consequences for the trade between Russia and the EU are not no matter. (sda)

Created: 16.01.2019, 11:02 PM

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