17:21 GMT +319 December 2018
Listen Live
    US Army armament crew specialist Michael Mayo, from Florida, loads the rocket pod of an an Apache AH-64D attack helicopter also armed with Hellfire missiles at left

    US Won't Produce, Test or Deploy Any Missile That Violates INF Treaty - Pompeo

    © AFP 2018 / ROMEO GACAD
    World
    Get short URL
    17237

    Earlier in the day, Pompeo addressed US foreign policy, stating that Washington is trying to establish a liberal world order based on democracy, also criticising Iran and China for "regional provocations".

    Mike Pompeo announced that the US would suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

    "The United States today declares it has found Russia in material breach of the treaty and will suspend our obligations as a remedy effective in 60 days unless Russia returns to full and verifiable compliance," the diplomat said.

    He also noted that the US would not produce, deploy, or test any missile that violates the treaty during this period, stressing that Washington would welcome the termination of the Russian missile programme.

    Moscow and Washington have both repeatedly accused each other of violating the treaty and denied allegations of violations on their part.

    Follow Sputnik’s Live Feed to Find Out More!

    Related:

    Pompeo Accuses Iran of Ballistic Missile Test Launch, Violating UNSC Ban
    Pompeo Says US Committed to Confront Iran Via Maximum Pressure
    US to Lead 'Restoration of Liberal Order Among Nations' - Pompeo
    Pompeo: US Has No Direct Evidence Connecting Saudi Prince to Khashoggi Case
    Tags:
    NATO, Mike Pompeo, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik