21:42 - 25/06/2017
Chairman of the Russian Federation Council International Affairs Konstantin Kosachyov said Sunday that Washington is likely withdrawal of medium and short-term agreements with the Moscow Missile Treaty will expose its allies at risk.
He added: "This is a clumsy step from the perspective of maintaining the security of Washington's allies, and the security of the United States itself. Steps in the inevitable Russian Reply such a case, you will make a medium-range missiles deployed in the European part of Russia, a strategic missile from the point of view of maintaining European security. "
"The Russian strategic nuclear missiles under it, will turn into an effective threat to the security of the United States strategic."
He continued: "This idea is very dangerous lead to the gradual destruction of the arms control treaty that are not at their best at all, and to the arms race is not the winner."
He said, however, that the US State Department and the Pentagon and the National Security Council, the US is not satisfied with the proposal of the members of the Congress in this regard, stressing that it is unlikely that the US administration to accept proposals like this.
It is noteworthy that a team of members of Congress who had suggested to US President Donald Trump Management Washington's withdrawal from the medium and short-range missile treaty concluded with Moscow in the eighties of the last century.
Conclusion of a ban on missile medium and short-range between Moscow and Washington Treaty, dates back to 1987 during the era of "warmth" of relations between the Soviet Union and the United States.
The treaty prohibits the parties mentioned the deployment of ballistic missiles and winged ranges between 500 and 5.5 thousand kilometers on land in Europe. / Ended 25 d