USA pressure Europe can offer the replacement of the INF Treaty, says expert

The U.S. ballistic missile medium-range Pershing-2.

США под давлением Европы могут предложить замену ДРСМД, считает эксперт
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PARIS, 1 Nov – Lyudmila Onishenko. USA under pressure from the European countries can offer a new agreement to replace the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty), it will be a positive scenario, however, there are negative, said the expert of the French Institute of international and strategic relations (IRIS) Barthelemy Sermon.

Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump said that Washington does not intend to comply with the INF Treaty as Moscow violates it, and will be released from the contract. He also believes that the Treaty should be included and China. 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.

“We know how this Treaty is important for Europeans, I was born as a direct result of a desire to protect European allies against Moscow and Washington during the cold war. And it was adopted, in particular, under pressure from the Europeans,” — said the expert.

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