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Putin: Russia ready to work with U.S. on NF Treaty issue

Putin: Russia ready to work with U.S. on NF Treaty issue

In explaining his decision, Trump told reporters in Washington that Russian Federation had "not adhered to the spirit of that agreement or to the agreement itself".

Mr Trump said on Saturday: 'We've honoured the agreement, but Russian Federation has not ... so we're going to terminate the agreement.' He did not provide details on the violations.

"If the United States does withdraw from the INF treaty, the main question is what they will do with these newly available missiles", Putin said at a press conference alongside Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

"If all this is dismantled, then nothing will be left when it comes to limiting the increase in arms", said Putin.

He said that the US hasn't yet filed a formal notice of withdrawal from the pact and emphasized that the threat isn't the prospective USA pullout from the pact but "the threat is the Russian missiles already deployed".

"Now we have to warn Washington in a most serious manner: if the USA side destroys the treaty, Russian Federation will have to react", she said.

He mentioned possibly meeting Trump in Paris next month.

"On the coat of the arms of the United States there's an eagle holding 13 arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other". Putin asked with a laugh.

President Trump wants to start building ballistic missiles.

US national security adviser John Bolton told Putin on October 23 that Washington would press ahead with plans to quit the treaty.

The national security adviser also voiced concern over the possibility Iran, China and North Korea are now producing nuclear missiles capable of reaching the U.S.




"We write to express our grave concern that the Trump Administration is notifying Russian Federation that the United States intends to unilaterally withdraw from [INF], without any notice to or consulting with Congress", write House Armed Services Committee ranking member Adam Smith, D-Wash.; House Foreign Affairs Committee ranking member Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Europe and Eurasia subcommittee ranking member Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y.

The treaty was signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev when the two superpowers were trying to end the Cold War.

Russia's response would be "very quick and effective", he said. It bans either the US or Russian Federation from possessing, producing or test-firing ground-launched nuclear cruise missiles with a range of between 480 and 5,500 kilometers.

Trump said China, too, should be included in the accord.

After its signing in 1987, the INF "helped rachet down the U.S".

Interested in Russia? Add Russia as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia news, video, and analysis from ABC News. He cited efforts in weapons development by China, Iran and others not bound by the restrictions of the INF Treaty.

"If they will deliver them to Europe, naturally our response will have to mirror this", Putin said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with US National Security Adviser John Bolton during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

He expressed hope that he would manage to discuss this issue with the U.S. President Trump in Paris on November 11.

In recent years, China has developed "land-based intermediate missiles (capable of carrying conventional and nuclear payloads)", Lee said in a column published Monday on CNN's website. Trump has accused Russian Federation of violating the treaty, something Moscow denies.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday lauded National Security Adviser John Bolton for his two-day visit.

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