Gorbachev considers unacceptable the US intention to withdraw from the INF Treaty

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The US intention to withdraw from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range nuclear forces (INF) is invalid, an enactment contained in document solutions for the elimination of nuclear weapons at the time it was a great victory, said to RIA Novosti, the former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump said that Washington is out of the INF Treaty. «I believe that this is unacceptable. To enter decision making that are inherent in these two treaties (INF and start — ed.) for the elimination of real nuclear weapons, warheads, that was a great victory,» — said Gorbachev.

He noted that now «and so delayed the matter, stopped the process of elimination of nuclear weapons», but instead to continue the policy of «throw» such decisions.

«And now for some twists, some dope to come from these treaties. And, to start us from the beginning?», asked Gorbachev.

The interviewee noted that if the current political leaders «don’t know what to do, let go of work». He stressed the importance of the agreements reached, which are reflected in the treaties between Russia and the United States.

«It was believed that the most important decisions that were signed: stop the arms race, began to destroy their nuclear weapons. And all of a sudden. If hard and not know what to do, let him refer to replaced it on the spot. We are not to think for America, she decides,» — said Gorbachev.

Open-ended contract on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles, 8 December 1987 was signed by Gorbachev, then General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, and U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

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