Moscow urges US not to politicize Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty — FM

Moscow urges the United States not to politicize the implementation of the treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter range missiles treaty (INF) and to avoid using this topic for fanning tensions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has told TASS.

Moscow urges the United States not to politicize the implementation of the treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter range missiles treaty (INF) and to avoid using this topic for fanning tensions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has told TASS.

"To our deep regret our US counterparts keep inflating this theme in the media space without any reliance on facts," Lavrov said. "We are prepared for that, but the question is being obviously politicized and used for fanning unnecessary, artificial tensions."

"The work must be completely depoliticized and rely on a professional dialogue. The topic is too serious for being a subject matter of speculations," he said.

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