Russian Federation to beef up security following US INF pullout

Russian Federation to beef up security following US INF pullout

The US will quit conforming to a milestone nuclear pact with Russian Federation when this weekends after last-ditch chats with Moscow to spare it bombed, a senior USA arms control official stated on Thursday.

Trump's warning during his annual State of the Union address cemented fears of an emerging arms race, with Russian Federation hours earlier pledging to design new missiles over the next two years.

The minister's remarks come after the United States suspended its obligations under the cold-war era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, triggering a mirrored response from Moscow.

"Under my administration, we will never apologize for advancing America's interests", Trump told USA lawmakers assembled in the House chamber.

Treaty on February 3, a day after the United States announced it would withdraw in six months unless Moscow ended what it says were violations of the pact.

"Perhaps we can negotiate a different agreement, adding China and others, or perhaps we can't. Or perhaps we can't -- in which case, we will outspend and out-innovate all others by far", Trump said.

She went on to tell the crowd that instead of demanding talks on the matter, the USA chose to pull out, and claimed that Russian Federation was going "to go forward and develop even more of these" weapons.

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In a response note on February 4, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow would suspend its obligations under the treaty "for the period before the United States returns to strict compliance with the treaty or until its termination", Ryabkov said.

The missile-defense system located in Deveselu, in southern Romania, is technically known as Aegis Ashore.

"Over the same period we will also have to create a land-based missile system with a long-range hypersonic missile", he said. Ryabkov said at a news conference in Moscow.

Matviyenko wrote on her blog on the Russian upper house's website that the United States brought the world to the edge, crossing which may bring some irreversible consequences.

He recalled that to save the INF Treaty, Russia has done its utmost to engage the United States in conversation and offering concrete initiatives to find a solution.

He acknowledged that a future pact was unlikely to be as sweeping as the INF treaty.

"I will make every possible effort to prevent it", he said.

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