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Russia to create hypersonic missile in response to Trump pulling US out of nuclear treaty, Moscow says

Russia to create hypersonic missile in response to Trump pulling US out of nuclear treaty, Moscow saysVladimir Putin has said he supports the creation of new hypersonic land-based missiles in response to Donald Trump pulling the US out of a nuclear arms control treaty in place since the Cold War. The Russian president said on Saturday Russia had suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty after the US’s exit after Donald Trump accused Moscow of violating the pact’s terms. In a meeting with the head of Russia’s ministry of defence, Sergei Shoigu, and foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, Mr Putin gave his approval to plans which include the building of hypersonic land-based missiles as well as a ground-based version of the Kalibr (also known as Caliber) sea-launched cruise missile.



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Russia to develop new missile systems in 2 years after treaty pullout

Russia to develop new missile systems in 2 years after treaty pulloutRussia’s defence minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday said the country must develop new types of missile systems in the next two years after Washington and Moscow ripped up a key arms control treaty. The United States has repeatedly accused Russia of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) agreement and on Friday President Donald Trump said Washington was starting a process to withdraw from the treaty in six months.



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Latvia seeks international treaty after ill-fated missile pact

Latvia seeks international treaty after ill-fated missile pactLatvia’s foreign minister called Tuesday for long-term diplomacy to reach a new international agreement on intermediate-range missiles after the collapse of a landmark treaty between Russia and the United States. The NATO ally has supported the US decision to leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, agreeing with Washington that a new Russian missile system violated the 1987 pact, but called for a new accord in its place. “I would advocate — even if it is going to take a very long period of time, even if it may be a very, sometimes, complex and disappointing, from time to time, process — it would be good to try to find a way forward on a multilateral arms control agreement in this area,” Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics told AFP.



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Putin says Russia can easily make intermediate-range missiles if U.S. quits nuclear treaty

Putin says Russia can easily make intermediate-range missiles if U.S. quits nuclear treatyPresident Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia could easily make and deploy land-based intermediate-range missiles if the United States made good on a threat to quit a landmark nuclear arms control treaty. The United States has accused Russia of flouting the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed by Washington and Moscow during the Cold War and has said it will quit it unless Russia comes back into compliance.



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Nato says Russia in breach of Cold War-era nuclear treaty as US says it will suspend participation

Nato says Russia in breach of Cold War-era nuclear treaty as US says it will suspend participationNato has accused Russia of violating a landmark Cold War-era nuclear treaty, paving the way for the US to leave the pact. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said America would suspend its treaty obligations in 60 days over the alleged violations. The six-month withdrawal period from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) would begin after this point.



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Mattis looks to calm European allies nervous about INF treaty

Mattis looks to calm European allies nervous about INF treatyPresident Donald Trump said on Oct. 20 that Washington planned to quit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty which Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, and Ronald Reagan had signed in 1987. Washington has cited Russia’s alleged violation of the treaty as its reason for leaving it, a charge Moscow denies. Russia in turn accuses Washington of breaking the pact and says it is working to answer U.S. questions about the pact.



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RIP INF Treaty: Welcome to the New Arms Race

RIP INF Treaty: Welcome to the New Arms RaceWithdrawal from the INF Treaty will likely result in billions of dollars spent on new American and Russian weapons despite the unrivaled nuclear stockpiles both nations already possess.



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Russia, U.S. clash over INF arms treaty at United Nations

Russia, U.S. clash over INF arms treaty at United NationsPresident Donald Trump said on Oct. 20 that Washington planned to quit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty which Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, and Ronald Reagan had signed in 1987. Washington has cited Russia’s alleged violation of the treaty as its reason for leaving it, a charge Moscow denies.



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Cold War II: Trump threat to pull out of INF Treaty could set off new arms race

Cold War II: Trump threat to pull out of INF Treaty could set off new arms raceThe Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty banning medium-range missiles in Europe is far from perfect, and Russia clearly was cheating on it – but experts say it serves a purpose.



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Leaving the INF Treaty Is a Gift to Russia

Leaving the INF Treaty Is a Gift to RussiaA more confident America would consult with its allies and drag the Russians back to the negotiating table for the dull, necessary work of showing that NATO cannot be panicked into responding to Russian actions by scrapping entire treaties.



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