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Russia to Develop Previously Banned Missiles

Russia to Develop Previously Banned Missiles September 7, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country would develop missiles banned under the now-defunct Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in response US.

The state-run TASS news agency reported that Putin said, "We will make such missiles, of course, but we will not deploy them in the regions where no ground-based missile systems of this class of US manufacture have emerged”.

Last month, the US and Russia formally withdrew from the key Cold War-era treaty, which governed the use and deployment of such missiles. In response to the treaty's collapse, the US said it would deploy previously outlawed missiles in Asia "sooner rather than later."

"If US missiles are deployed in Japan or Republic of Korea, we understand that this will be done to counterbalance potential threats from North Korea, but it will create certain considerable problems for us," Putin said.

Russia to Develop Previously Banned Missiles

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