INF Treaty: Russia in MISSILE THREAT to America after treaty exit

US pulls out of nuclear treaty with Russia that's been a centrepiece since the Cold War

Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to the USA withdrawal from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by saying Russia, too, was suspending its commitment to the landmark agreement.

On February 1, Pompeo justified the USA decision to suspend its obligations under the historic Cold War-era INF Treaty, triggering the six month withdrawal process, by yet again accusing Russian Federation of violating the treaty.

Russian Federation suspended its obligations under the INF Treaty on Saturday, mirroring the USA move to scrap the treaty, which bans land-based ballistic and cruise missiles in the 500-5,500 km range.

On Tuesday, defence minister Sergei Shoigu issued a deadline to top brass to create a long-range, land-based hypersonic missile as well as modify the air-and-sea-based Kalibr cruise missile, which he said had "recommended itself well in Syria". The Soviet Union had earlier announced the development of its own land-based intermediate range missile.

"We will respond quid pro quo", Putin said.

"Over the same period we will also have to create a land-based missile system with a long-range hypersonic missile", he said. His signature is all over the INF Treaty withdrawal, just as it was with Trump's willful violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or the "Iran Deal") in 2018.

Moscow's relations with the West are strained over issues including Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, allegations of meddling in the United States presidential election and being behind a nerve agent attack in Britain.

"We will wait until our partners have matured enough to conduct an equal, meaningful dialogue with us on this important topic", Putin added. "We can not be the only country in the world unilaterally bound by this treaty, or any other".

No country has to date deployed a cruise missile using an on-board nuclear reactor, largely given the engineering challenges and safety concerns involved.

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The Trump administration thinks the arms treaty was an unacceptable obstacle to more forcefully confronting not only Russian Federation but China.

Putin also noted during Saturday's meeting that he would like the military to prepare a response to the possible deployment of weapons in space.

On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said his country would no "strive for an arms race, which was characteristic of the era of the Cold War".

Putin instructed the military to make sure the research and development works on new weapons don't swell military spending.

"Crossroads is a good word to describe where this decision puts us", says Thomas Countryman, a former acting undersecretary of state for arms control and global security.

Russian media also floated the possibility of sailing an underwater nuclear doomsday device to the US's coast. The decision comes in response to the USA halting its participation in the agreement.

This is a developing story, more to follow.

China's missile forces are a pillar of its national security strategy aimed at removing the influence of US forces in the Asia-Pacific region.

Whether the U.S. will now respond by deploying INF non-compliant missiles in Asia is unclear.

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