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The failure of the UN from supporting the Russian resolution on the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty) – this is a dangerous signal to the world community, said a member of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak.
On Friday, the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, which considers disarmament and international security, voted against the tabling of the Committee of the draft resolution of the Russian Federation under the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles, which the US wants to leave.
«Refusal to support the Russian resolution on the INF Treaty at the UN is a dangerous signal to the world community. The position of countries who are on the side of the United States, which violate the most important international agreements, unfortunately, is not surprising and is explained by the dependence on political intrigues and money of Washington,» quoted Zheleznyak his press service.
The MP stressed that the larger concern is the attitude of those UN members that abstained from voting.
«It is the lack of its own position, political indifference gives the opportunity for destructive forces to impose on the world its own rules. In addition, each country-member of the UN, a decision, must understand what is responsible for the consequences of their indifference,» said he.
The MP added that Russia is making every effort to keep the balance of power and not push the world into a global military confrontation.
«Despite the U.S. position, Russia is making every possible effort to maintain stability and the international situation of the state of crisis in which the world was the fault of the American side,» concluded Zheleznyak.
Earlier, the President of the United States Donald trump announced that the United States does not intend to comply with the Treaty on intermediate-range and shorter-range when it breaks, and will be released from the contract. Trump said that America will increase its nuclear capacity until then while the rest of us «don’t come around», and after Washington will be ready to stop this process and even to proceed to arms reduction. He explained that this message is addressed primarily to China and Russia.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow wants to obtain a more detailed explanation from the United States, and added that the scrapping of the provisions of the INF Treaty would force Russia to take measures to ensure their safety. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that any action in this field will meet.
In recent years Moscow and Washington have regularly accused each other of violating the INF Treaty. Russia has repeatedly stated that strictly complies with its obligations under the contract. Lavrov noted that Moscow has very serious questions to the US regarding the performance of the contract by the Americans themselves. In particular, in Moscow indicate that the United States placed on land at a military base in Romania, and in Poland — a facility capable of launching a shock cruise missiles of type «Tomahawk», which is prohibited by the Treaty. The Russian side also drew attention to the fact that the United States develop unmanned fighting vehicles, funding research on creation of cruise missiles, land-based.