U.S. Dismisses Putin's Nuclear Comments

Published on 20 Feb 2019, 22:44
According to Reuters, on Wednesday t he United States dismissed comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow would match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia as propaganda designed to divert attention from alleged Russian violations of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
A U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on the condition of anonymity that “President Putin’s remarks are a continuation of Russia’s propaganda effort to avoid responsibility for Russia’s actions in violation of the INF Treaty.”
On Feb. 1st, the United States said it will withdraw from the INF in six months unless Moscow ends its alleged violations of the 1987 arms control pact.

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