Russia threatens the US with nuclear armament. The United States had previously provided Russia an Ultimatum to the cancellation of the INF Treaty for the renunciation of nuclear medium-range weapons. The US should terminate the agreement really in 60 days, wants to make Russian President Vladimir Putin military mobile. New nuclear medium-range missiles prohibited by the INF Treaty, are to be built.

“About ten countries are already doing to produce such weapons. Only Russia and the USA have been limited to the bilateral level”, – said Putin. The United States should build a new missile, should Russia follow suit, according to Putin. Russia rejected also the allegations of the United States to break with the construction of SSC-8-cruise missiles, long-against the INF Treaty. Putin, under the US government turned to the issue of withdrawal from the contract in a Long-planned and the allegations only as a pretext. According to him, was planned in the budget of the Ministry of defense, the development of new American cruise missiles already. “We are against the destruction of this agreement. But that should happen, we will react accordingly,” Putin said.

The Russian General staff chief Valery Gerasimov States, and the kidneys, in the case of a U.S. upgrade of new U.S. medium-range missiles at the station threatened. “Not the territory of the United States, but the countries that the stationing of American Short – and medium-range missiles allow, in the case of a response of Russia to the object of destruction,” he said in Moscow ahead of foreign military diplomats.

Federal government to invest more in receipt of the contract

The United States and Nato accuse Russia is currently considered to be in breach with its missile system 9M729 against the Treaty. The weapons were a clear break of the INF Treaty, said US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo. If Russia violated the Treaty, it is for the USA no longer makes sense to remain in the contract.

On Tuesday, the US government, Russia was a last period of 60 days, to return to the provisions of the Treaty, otherwise it would pull the United States out of the INF Treaty. US President, Donald Trump had announced at the end of October the withdrawal of the USA from the contract, this step is not yet formally completed. Especially the Europeans want to move to Russia to keep to the contract, in order to prevent the threat of nuclear armament spiral in Europe.

German foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) had said on Tuesday for the period of the United States, that it is through many of the talks had helped to prevent an immediate termination of the contract by the United States. Russia will be given instead of time, the disarmament of the missiles systems.

opposition politicians are demanding that the Federal government is more for the preservation of the contract. A member of the Green Jürgen Trittin, criticized, Maas got his US colleague Mike Pompeo like a school boy in the series and was deceiving the Public when he welcomed the Ultimatum of the United States. The FDP politician Alexander Graf Lambsdorff said: “The next two months should make use of Nato-Partner-intensive, to move to Russia with emphasis on compliance with the Treaty.” Germany had to play according to Lambsdorff, a leadership role – for example, by the Maas previously announced Initiative for global arms control.

“We need to prepare ourselves for a world without a contract,”

Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg revealed on Wednesday at the end of the Nato foreign Ministers meeting pessimistic, that the INF agreement can still be saved. “We need to prepare ourselves for a world without a contract,” he said. The EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini hopes, however, to a continued existence of the Treaty, so that Europe will not powers like in the Cold war to the battlefield of the world. Mogherini said that the INF Treaty “have now ensured 30 years of peace and stability on the European territory”.

1987 of the INF Treaty on nuclear medium-range systems (Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces) between the United States and the former Soviet Union closed. He is obliged both sides to the abolition of all land-based ballistic missiles and cruise missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. At the same time, he also says the production and testing of such systems. It is unclear whether the United States would regret the end of the contract. Because while the US and Russia are allowed to develop by the Treaty no nuclear medium-range missiles, it is all the other countries, such as North Korea, China or Iran. The aim of the United States, it could be, therefore, to replace the INF agreement and a new multilateral Treaty. Alternatively, you could build the deterrence of enemies, and new land-based medium-range systems.

Kevin Chung studied literature in Seoul. He is interested in various areas. He can be reached at or 82-2-6956-6698.