Russia fulfills obligations on disarmament, said Antonov

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Russia is committed to its obligations in the field of disarmament, clearly abide by the contract, told reporters the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov, commenting on the new nuclear doctrine of the United States.

Earlier in the open part of the nuclear doctrine, the United States accused Russia of violating its obligations under treaties on arms control.

«The document refers to the Treaty on the smaller and medium range. We are on the subject of the conversation with the United States of America. I tell you frankly, as a professional, the main thing — to have this conversation on the level of professionals. I am opposed to discuss all these issues through the media. And with the other hand there are excellent professionals firmly believe — which can sit together. And to find and resolve these problems,» he said.

«Let me remind you that this is not the Russian side began this attack. The Americans began to talk about what we supposedly do not fulfill these obligations. I wish clearly and unambiguously to declare that the obligations under all international agreements, we are responsible. And clearly they do,» — said the diplomat.

The diplomat noted that the Americans published the document «the most surprised by the passage that Russia rejected or dismissed the US proposals» on further reductions in strategic offensive arms.

He said that by February 5 February Russia and the United States have to make national statements about how they are fulfilling their obligations under the Treaty on strategic offensive arms.

«I firmly believe, and in our national statement, perhaps, be said not only about the fact that Russia is definitely executed, reached those indicators identified in this agreement. But that over the years there have been missile defence,» continued the source.

«When we signed the contract on strategic offensive arms, we were repeatedly told, was the official statement of the Russian Federation that we are signing this agreement only at the level of missile defence, which existed at the date of signing. Let’s see what will be the application (of the parties). The capital will take appropriate decisions. We will wait», — he added.

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