Russian Federation urges USA to destroy anti-missile shield in Romania

"We don't have an intermediate range system or something like that that we would, that we're talking about deploying at this time".

She went on to tell the crowd that instead of demanding talks on the matter, the United States made a decision to pull out, and claimed that Russian Federation was going "to go forward and develop even more of these" weapons.

Last week, the United States said it was suspending its obligations under the INF Treaty starting from February 2 and would start the withdrawal process, which would be completed within six months unless Moscow remedied its alleged violations of the bilateral arms control deal.

"It increases the unpredictability, and I believe the danger, that can come from throwing around more missiles and weapons of all kinds, but particularly nuclear ones, within the European theatre".

He added that he concludes that the United States was not anticipating any decision as well as all this was an amusement made to coat their domestic conclusion to withdraw from the INF Treaty.

Rood said that USA officials will discuss their defence options with allies at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence ministers meeting later this month in Brussels in order to see "how we adapt our defence posture in response to that new reality".

Russian Federation again slammed the United States on Thursday, putting forth that the "United States took no action to stop violating own obligations under the INF Treaty", reports Sputnik.

Ryabkov said at a press conference that Russian Federation is open to dialogue concerning the INF Treaty if the United States will return to complying with the treaty.

The INF Treaty, sealed in the waning days of the Soviet Union in 1987, bans ground-launched missiles with a range between 500 and 5,500 kilometres.

In December, the USA gave Russian Federation a 60 day warning about withdrawing from the treaty, asking Moscow to return compliance by destroying the missiles that allegedly violate the treaty.

  • Rogelio Becker