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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Congressmen insist on U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty with Russia

As it became known to the American media, several members of Congress actively pushing for the us withdrawal from the INF Treaty with Russia. In their view, “irresponsible” to participate in the contract, which is not adhered to the second member. The Pentagon and the state Department fear that the withdrawal from the Treaty could trigger a new arms race. It is reported that the White house analyze the proposal of the Congress.

photo: Alexander Astafyev

The newspaper Politico wrote on Saturday about a proposal by us congressmen to withdraw from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range. The initiative comes from several members of the house of representatives and the heads of key committees on nuclear arms Mike Rogers. In defense of the country fear a new arms race in case of withdrawal from the Treaty. The same opinion is shared in the state Department. They stated that compliance with agreements “in the interests of national security” the United States and urged Russia to return to the full implementation of the Treaty.

However, in Congress believe that the United States is obliged to take this step, since the contract is not complied with the second member. This was stated by the head of the Committee on nuclear weapons, referring to Russia.

“It is irresponsible to continue to comply with the provisions of the contract, only when the other party has departed from him”, – said the publication of Mike Rogers, representing in Congress the Republican party from Alabama.

Republican Senator Tom cotton who represents Arkansas, supports the idea colleagues from the house of representatives. Moreover, the Senator, in his statements exceeded Congressman Rogers has proposed to equip the advanced missile technology of us allies. Cotton already introduced a bill that entails formally commit a violation of the agreements by the Russian side that will be the first stage of the us withdrawal from the Treaty. Not done in Congress and no calls to introduce new anti-Russian sanctions because of alleged violations of the agreements our country.

As writes the edition, for this reason the planned debate in the White house. In the presidential administration will study possible consequences of such a move before taking the decision. There’s also heard concerns about a new arms race.

The newspaper notes in its publication that banning an entire class of nuclear missiles are the cornerstones of an agreement on disarmament.

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