USA preparing for war, said the UN, the Russian diplomat

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Russia intends to defend itself and its interests, unlike the US, which prepared the war, said on Friday at a meeting of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly the Deputy head of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Andrey Belousov.

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 Russian draft resolution on the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range from where you want to go USA.

«Here recently at the meeting of the United States said that Russia is preparing for war. Yes, Russia is preparing for war, I confirm this. Yes, we are prepared to defend our Homeland, our territorial integrity, our principles, our people. We are preparing for such a war. But we have serious differences from the United States of America. In linguistic terms, this difference is just one word that in Russian that in English: the Russian Federation is preparing for war, and the United States of America is preparing a war», — said Belousov after the Committee rejected the draft resolution.

«Otherwise, why the United States to withdraw from the Treaty to build nuclear capabilities, to adopt a new nuclear doctrine, which lowers the level of use of nuclear weapons? That is the question for all of us,» asked the diplomat.

The US withdrawal from the INF Treaty

Earlier, the President of the United States Donald trump announced Washington’s intention to withdraw from the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles and accused Moscow of violating the agreement. According to the head of the White house 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.

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.

Press Secretary of the President of Russia 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. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that any action in this field will meet.

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