The United States could begin research and development on weapons previously barred by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, according to multiple U.S. officials - a move likely to play into concerns about a new nuclear arms race.
The US will quit conforming to a milestone nuclear pact with Russian Federation when this weekends after last-ditch chats with Moscow to spare it bombed, a senior USA arms control official stated on Thursday.
"Perhaps we can negotiate a different agreement, adding China and others, or perhaps we can't-in which case, we will outspend and out-innovate all others by far", Trump said during his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening.
However, since Romania hosts the USA missile-defense system on its territory, "it can not be overlooked by the Russian defense planning", Kuzmin said in response to an RFE/RL reporter's question.
"I am sure that everyone who is somehow involved in our foreign policy, defense and security activities will work as a team to prevent a situation that would mean everything that was a cornerstone of European security for decades has perished", the senior Russian diplomat said. Ryabkov said at a news conference in Moscow. They have also countered with our systems that are in violation.
"I would advocate - even if it is going to take a very long period of time, even if it may be a very, sometimes, complex and disappointing, from time to time, process - it would be good to try to find a way forward on a multilateral arms control agreement in this area", Rinkevics told AFP.
He explained this process of creating a new agreement is still in the early stages, and the USA has yet to send any definite proposals.
"The hard answer is that I don't see now much appetite to do anything in this direction, nearly from everyone", Rinkevics said.
Russian Federation has warned the United States of a "tit-for-tat" response if the latter tries to militarily contain Russian Federation.