USA warns Russian Federation to respect arms control treaty obligations

Russia has deployed a new cruise missile apparently violating an arms control treaty banning ground-based USA and Russian intermediate-range missiles.

US officials say the deployment is such a blatant violation that it calls into question the value of future arms control treaties with Russian Federation. Signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, the INF treaty was credited with bringing an end to the Cold War and reducing the danger of a nuclear confrontation.

Two Russian battalions now have the cruise missiles, according to the New York Times, which first reported the story on Tuesday.

Despite Obama's letter, Putin moved forward with the missile, and, now that President Trump is in power, it has been deployed.

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The alleged missile deployment will likely be high on agendas when US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends his first North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Wednesday.

Before leaving his post previous year as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commander, General Philip M. Breedlove warned that deployment of a Russian cruise missile would be a military threat that "can't go unanswered".

But now that he's in office, Trump is being tested.

The missile deployment comes as Trump (far left) demanded the resignation of Michael Flynn (far right), his national security adviser, on Monday. However, Russian lawmakers have told Russian news outlets it won't.

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Trump said he would appreciate any assistance from Russian Federation in the fight against ISIS and would rather get along with Putin.

Trump himself, though, repeatedly praised Putin on the campaign trail as well as since being elected, while offering few if any criticisms.

Top Russian officials have rejected accusations that Moscow violated an arms control treaty by deploying cruise missiles, saying that the people spreading the rumors were targeting the possible thaw in Russia-US relations. John McCain on Tuesday, calling for the administration to ensure the preparedness of USA nuclear forces in Europe. One test site is reportedly located in Kapustin Yar, in the country's southeast region.

But because the USA upheld its end of the treaty, it has no comparable nuclear-capable cruise missiles with which to match Russian Federation.

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