Kremlin Says US Prospective Tests Of INF-Banned Missiles 'Logical Continuation' Of Exit

Kremlin Says US Prospective Tests of INF-Banned Missiles 'Logical Continuation' of Exit

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that the US prospective tests of missiles previously banned under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) would be a logical continuation of Washington's policy to demolish the agreement

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th March, 2019 Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that the US prospective tests of missiles previously banned under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) would be a logical continuation of Washington's policy to demolish the agreement) .

According to Associated Press, the United States is planning to test missiles, previously banned under the treaty, this year.

New cruise missiles may be deployed within some 18 months, the media said, adding that the tests may yet be canceled if Moscow and Washington find a way to save the deal.

"The United States, not Russia, violated the INF. It was the United States that included missile research and development on its draft budget. Therefore, it is only natural that the the research will be followed by tests. These tests would be a logical continuation of the situation," Peskov said.

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