TASS – March 2, 2018: By accusing Russia of violating international agreements through developing new weapons, the US may seek to justify its possible withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), Chairman of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) Foreign Affairs Committee Leonid Slutsky told reporters on Friday (March 2). And that “Nothing else could be expected from the United States – only groundless accusations aimed at justifying its own course for building up military potential and violating the existing agreements,” he said.
MABUS (i.e. the US-ABM treaty) – (foretold centuries ago about the US withdrawing from the ABM treaty to pursue the path of war and destruction!)
New arms race started by US pulling out of missile treaty – Putin
RT – March 2, 2018: Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied accusations he revived an arms race by unveiling Russia’s new nuclear deterrent. That was done by US President George W. Bush killing a 30-year-old missile treaty in 2002, he told NBC.
In an interview with NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today” on Thursday, the Russian leader brushed off claims in the Western media that by introducing new nuclear-powered missiles, including the hypersonic Sarmat, he has signaled a new arms race. The alarmist rhetoric that fills Western news outlets is just another form of propaganda, Putin said. And to Kelly, the Russian leader said: “Every single weapon system that I have discussed today easily surpasses and avoids anti-missile defense systems,” Putin said, adding that while “some of them still have to be fine-tuned and worked on,” others are combat-ready. “One of them is already on combat duty. It’s available to the troops”.