Moscow ready for dialogue with Washington on INF Treaty

Moscow sees no progress in its dialogue on the Soviet-U.S. Treaty

Moscow sees no progress in its dialogue with Washington on the Soviet-U.S. Treaty on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty), a high-ranking Russian Foreign Ministry official has said.

"We would like to see progress, but unfortunately, there is none today," Russian Foreign Ministry Nonproliferation and Arms Reduction Department Director Mikhail Ulyanov said at a press conference in Moscow on Feb. 10.

Moscow is ready for a dialogue with Washington on the elimination of the existing disagreements, and the U.S. should take Russia's concerns more seriously, he said.

"They are well known. These are weapons used in the development of a global missile defense system, whose parameters, as we see it, match the criteria banned by the treaty," Ulyanov said.


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