Russia Suspends Nuclear Arms Treaty After US Says to Pull Out

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He said Russia is not striving for a Cold War-style arms race, adding that the country will work within the budget of the Russian defense ministry.

RIA cited Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as ordering the military to start work on developing the two new missile systems and to ensure that work was completed by 2021.

China's missile forces are a pillar of its national security strategy aimed at removing the influence of USA forces in the Asia-Pacific region.

Donald Trump, the United States president, has accused Moscow of violating the treaty with "impunity", a reference to years of complaints that it was secretly developing a prohibited missile.

The Russian leader a year ago unveiled an array of new nuclear weapons, including the Avangard and the Poseidon, saying that they can't be intercepted.

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The INF was signed in 1987, during the Cold War, to ease a crisis in which United States and Soviet missiles were placed within range of European capitals.

Russian Federation released satellite images to prove the United States violated Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty two years back, after the US President Donald Trump recently announced that they are pulling out of the arms control agreement.

Russian Federation has counterclaimed that the USA has broken its end of the deal by setting up an advanced missile defense infrastructure on NATO's side of the borders in Eastern Europe, weapons Moscow has claimed could be also used offensively. President Vladimir Putin said Russian Federation will develop new high-tech missiles, potentially signaling the start of a new technological arms race.

Why did the United States pull out of the pact?

The Trump administration said it was freeing itself from the constraints of a nuclear arms control treaty with Russian Federation.

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This week the United States announced that it is giving six months notice of withdrawal from the agreement signed in 1987 by United States President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

Each accused the other of breaking the treaty, which banned ground-launched missiles with a range between 310 miles and 3,420 miles. Russia, however, denies the allegation. According to US military intelligence, only one test of the missile has been moderately successful to date.

President Putin is now talking about developing a ground-launched version of the successful Kalibr naval missile. Such weapons were seen as particularly destabilising as they only take a few minutes to reach their targets, leaving no time for decision-makers and raising the likelihood of a global nuclear conflict over a false launch warning.

So perhaps there is not much that is new here.

"They have announced they will conduct research and development, and we will act accordingly".

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It would reconsider its withdrawal if Russian Federation came into compliance with the agreement, which bans both nations from stationing short- and intermediate-range land-based missiles in Europe.

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