The head of the US State Department, Michael Pompeo, said that former US President Barack Obama risked the lives of Americans by fulfilling obligations under the Russian-American Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), TASS reports.
According to the chief of American diplomacy, there were two sides to the INF Treaty.
“President Obama risked the lives of Americans by limiting our military forces while Russia cheated and built up its systems. When only one side of a bilateral agreement abides by it, it is called stupidity, ”he stressed.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation also stated earlier that Russia is still ready for constructive work to minimize the negative consequences of the termination of the INF Treaty on the basis of a balanced consideration of the interests of the parties.
They also called the statement by the official representative of the German Foreign Ministry that Russia “itself withdrew” from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles was absolutely incorrect.