Inf Treaty Agreements

September 23rd, 2021

In response to the U.S. announcement, Putin said his country would also suspend its SSF commitments. Russian officials have accused the United States of also violating the treaty, although Washington and its allies have called the accusations false. It has also been reported that the need for the US to counter Chinese rearmament in the Pacific, including the South China Sea, was another reason for its withdrawal, as China did not sign the treaty. [7] T92 [10] U.S. officials who date back to Barack Obama`s presidency have found this. The former head of Russia`s strategic missile forces, Colonel General Viktor Yesin, said the U.S. violations of the treaty were “far more numerous” than Russia`s, saying the issues were being handled through diplomatic means. Russian President Vladimir Putin responded on December 5 by saying that Russia would react “accordingly” to the U.S. withdrawal from the treaty, and Russian Army Chief of Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov said U.S.

missile sites on allied territory could become “targets for further military exchanges.” On December 14, Reuters reported that Russian Foreign Ministry official Vladimir Yermakov had been quoted by the RIA news agency as saying that Russia was ready to discuss reciprocal inspections with the United States to save the treaty. The US and Russia then met three more times, first in Geneva in January, on the sidelines of a P5 meeting in Beijing and, again, in July in Geneva, all the time without further results. In February 2007, at the Munich Security Conference, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, gave a speech in which he said that the UNDEF treaty should be revised in order to guarantee security, as it limited only Russia and the United States, but not other countries. [47] The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Army General Yuri Baluyevsky, also stated that Russia was considering unilaterally withdrawing from the treaty in response to the deployment of NATO`s missile defense system and because other countries are not bound by the treaty. [48] The United States suspended its compliance with the INF Treaty on February 2, 2019 following an announcement made the previous day by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. . . .

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