Russian Federation reveals plans for FEARSOME new missiles ‘before 2021’

Russian Federation reveals plans for FEARSOME new missiles ‘before 2021’

Russian Federation reveals plans for FEARSOME new missiles ‘before 2021’

Russia's defence minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday said the country must develop new types of missile systems in the next two years after Washington and Moscow ripped up a key arms control treaty.

President Donald Trump announced Friday the USA was suspending its obligations under the INF treaty as of Saturday and starting a process to withdraw in six months.

Last Saturday, the Russian Foreign Minister regretted Washington's decision to suspend its obligations with the INF, as a prelude to its definite withdrawal from the treaty, after which the Kremlin also announced the end of its commitments.

The INF agreement forbids ground-launched, short- and intermediate-range missiles, but not those launched from the air or sea - which Russian Federation already has.

Speaking Saturday in a televised meeting with his foreign and defense ministers, Putin instructed the military to work on developing new land-based weapons that were previously forbidden by the INF treaty.

"During 2019-2020 we have to develop a land-based version of the seaborne Kalibr system equipped with a long-range cruise missile which showed good results in Syria", Shoigu told defence officials. Japanese officials hope for the creation of a "new framework" of nuclear disarmament pursued by the U.S., Russian Federation and China - an idea U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned in a tweet in early December previous year.

The INF Treaty, signed by the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987, bans all ground-launched ballistic missiles with ranges between 310 and 3,400 miles.

Trump's warning during his annual State of the Union address cemented fears of an emerging arms race, with Russian Federation hours earlier pledging to design new missiles over the next two years.

Technically, a USA withdrawal would take effect six months after this week's notification, leaving a small window for saving the treaty. Morrison worked for Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona back in 2010 when Kyl led the opposition to the New START Treaty that President Barack Obama negotiated with Russian Federation. The US responded by saying it would withdraw and design its own treaty-busting missiles. "We can not be the only country in the world unilaterally bound by this treaty, or any other".

But Russia's response to the United States didn't stop there. The US threatened to scrap the deal, unless Moscow stops testing and deploying its 9M729 missiles, which Washington claims exceed the permitted range.

France has carried out a rare simulation of a nuclear deterrent strike, amid fears of an arms race after Donald Trump pulled the US out of a missile pact with Russian Federation.

On Jan. 23, China Central Television aired footage deemed as showing the test launch of the latest DF26 intermediate-range missile.

Putin emphasised that such new weapons won't be deployed unless the United States does so first.

Earlier last week U.S. intelligence officials called attention to efforts by China and Russian Federation to expand their global influence, particularly in Asia and the Middle East. The weapons are a means to prevent American forces from intervening in issues related to Taiwan, which China sees as a renegade province, or the South China Sea, which Beijing regards as being within its sphere of influence.

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