Advisor to the President for national security Affairs John Bolton. Grigory Sysoev
MOSCOW, 23 Oct — the US presidential Advisor for homeland security John Bolton said that Washington and Moscow were discussing the possibility of providing a modified Agreement on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty) since 2004, but so far these ideas have not been realized.
“With regard to the universalization of the Treaty, such thoughts were, the discussion was conducted in 2004. There were some attempts to do it, but they did not succeed,” said Bolton at a press conference on results of his visit to Moscow.
Earlier, the President of the United States Donald trump announced that the United States does not intend to comply with the Treaty on intermediate-range and shorter-range when it breaks, and will be released from the contract. The US President, commenting on the exit from the INF Treaty, also said that Washington will develop weapons. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow wants to obtain a more detailed explanation from the United States, and added that the scrapping of the provisions of the INF Treaty would force Russia to take measures to ensure their safety. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that any action in this field will meet.