US's withdrawal from INF Treaty and nuclear crisis with Russia

Russia cannot replace the United States in the Middle East, US Secretary of Defence James Mattis

US's withdrawal from INF Treaty and nuclear crisis with RussiaManama: The US Secretary of Defence James Mattis warned Russia that although Russia was trying to increase its influence in the Middle East, it cannot replace the United States in the region. The US Secretary of Defence also stated that the Khashoggi killing is a potential threat to the stability of the Middle East. The United States warning is significant given the increasing Russian interference in the region on the issues of the Syrian conflict and crude oil.

The US Secretary of State warned the Middle Eastern nations that ‘The United States commitment to the region is long-term and transparent. The increasing Russian influence can never replace it. Opportunist Russia is helping Syrian President Assad while ignoring his criminal acts. It only goes to prove that Russia does not have any respect for moral values and also lacks integrity.’

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NATO begins biggest-ever war exercise since Cold War near Russia border

US's withdrawal from INF Treaty and nuclear crisis with RussiaOslo: Amid the threats of retaliation from Russia, NATO has begun the biggest-ever war exercise near the Russian border. The war exercise with participation of 50,000 military personnel from 31 countries, 10,000 military vehicles, 65 destroyers and 250 fighter jets is claimed to be a demonstration of the preparations the European countries are making for their security, said NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg. Only a few hours ago, Stoltenberg endorsed the US decision to withdraw from the INF.

Stoltenberg accused Russia of violating the provisions of the historic INF treaty. It was only the United States that was abiding by the agreement whereas, Russia never heeded to any of the limitations imposed by it. Therefore, the decision of US President Trump to withdraw from the treaty was indeed appropriate, said NATO Chief Stoltenberg during an interview with a daily. In the next few hours, the biggest-ever NATO exercises termed as the “Trident Juncture 2018” began. It is the first time since the Cold War that such comprehensive war exercises are conducted near the Russian border with huge participation.

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Russia will target the European countries if they deploy US missiles; warns Russian President

Moscow: Infuriated with the decision of the United States to withdraw from the nuclear treaty, Russia has threatened the European countries. ‘If the European countries decide to deploy US missiles in Russia, they will strike back. This Russian retaliation will be extremely expeditious and effective,’ warned issued by Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the same time, he also warned that if the European countries were concerned about their security, they should stay away from the United States.

US President, Donald Trump announced withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia. Terming this treaty as being outdated, the US National Security Advisor during his Russian visit to Russia clarified that there was no possibility of a compromise from the United States on the issue. The United States has clearly indicated that it will continue to manufacture and deploy nuclear weapons, saying that while Russia and the other countries continue to equip themselves with nuclear weapons, the United States cannot remain behind.

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US will continue to develop nuclear weapons till Russia comes to its senses; US President Donald Trump

Washington: ‘Russia has not followed the essence of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. Therefore, the United States will keep developing nuclear weapons till the time Russia comes to its senses,’ threatened US President Donald Trump. He criticised Russia saying that the United States will do the same thing that Russia has done over so many years.

US National Security, Advisor John Bolton is currently on his Russia visit and has met Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov and Russian National Security Advisor, Nicholai Patrushev. He discussed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed between the United States and Russia during these meetings. Bolton told the Russian leaders that the United States was keen on resolving the INF issue. Bolton is also scheduled to meet Russian President, Vladimir Putin regarding the issue.

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US will get a fitting reply for withdrawal from INF; warns Russia

Moscow: The decision of the US President to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) has created a sensation all over the world. Russia made an aggressive announcement that it will have to take the necessary steps to correct the imbalance created by the United States’ move. The scrapping of the understanding between the two countries will have dreadful effects across the world, warned the analysts. Against this explosive background, US National Security Advisor (NSA), John Bolton has reached the Russian capital of Moscow.

The liberal former President of Soviet Russia, Mikhail Gorbachev has blamed the US President of making a grave mistake by withdrawing from the INF. On the other hand, the Russian people’s representative, Constantine Kosachev has alleged of a major conspiracy behind the withdrawal from the INF. Kosachev has alleged that the United States has taken this decision only to be able to deploy nuclear weapons at the Russian border. He also warned that this US decision will have destructive effects and Russia will have to take necessary steps to counter the effects.

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