Grigory Dukor | Reuters
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a joint information convention after their assembly in Helsinki, July 16, 2018.
Russia will develop missiles now banned below the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty if the US exits the arms management pact and begins making such weapons, President Vladimir Putin stated on Wednesday.
The USA delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum on Tuesday to return clear about what Washington says is a violation of the 1987 nuclear arms management treaty, saying it might be compelled to begin a six-month means of withdrawal if nothing adjustments.
Putin, in televised feedback, accused the US of blaming Russia for violations as a pretext for Washington to exit the pact.
Putin famous that many nations produce missiles banned below the INF treaty, however that Moscow and Washington had undertaken to restrict themselves with the accord signed in 1987.
“Now it appears our American companions imagine that the scenario has modified a lot that the US should even have such a weapon. What’s our response? It is easy: in that case we may also do that,” he stated.