Kremlin notes US didn't officially pull out of INF

Politics | World 12/3/2018, 6:12 PM
Kremlin notes US didn't officially pull out of INF

Dmitry Peskov, deputy chief of staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia, pointed out on Monday that the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF Treaty, is still in force, saying the Kremlin wasn't notified that the United States government would abolish it. The press secretary of President Vladimir Putin reiterated such a move would be considered "a big mistake." Russia has been calling on the administration in Washington to reconsider and potentially reassess the document from 1987, officially known as the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles.

The statement from Peskov is apparently a hint referring to US President Donald Trump's assertion that he can "halt" the arms race "at some time in the future" in cooperation with the Russian leader and China's President Xi Jinping.

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