A meeting of the UN Security Council in new York on 22 August

Russian, American and Chinese diplomats argued about the threats from nuclear weapons by each other.

At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in new York, which was convened on Thursday, August 22 at the request of Moscow and Beijing, the Russian, American and Chinese diplomats argued about the threats from nuclear weapons by each other.

Speaking at the briefing, the acting permanent representative of Russia to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky, said after the rupture of the Americans the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate range (the INF Treaty) was threatened and the agreement on the limitation of strategic offensive arms − SNV-III.

According to him, Washington has repeatedly signaled that it is not interested in preserving the agreement in its current form. In addition, he said that the world is one step away from uncontrolled arms race because of the geopolitical ambitions of the United States.

United States to seek unilateral military advantage of the withdrawal from the INF Treaty, said the permanent representative of China to the UN, Zhang Jun, speaking at a meeting of the security Council.

According to him, this output pursues a unilateral objective and represents the departure of the US from fulfilling international obligations.

In turn, the acting U.S. permanent representative to the organization of Jonathan Cohen stated that the United States intends to develop and test missile systems that were previously banned the INF Treaty, citing the threat from Moscow and Beijing.

He pointed out that the actions of Russia and China lead to what is happening erosion of the foundations of security, and the US does not intend to ignore this situation.

“We will not sit idly by and will take the necessary measures to ensure their safety and the security of our allies, this includes testing and development of systems to counter the threats that we face,” said Cohen.

On 18 August, the Pentagon tested a cruise missile that hit the target at a distance of over 500 km.

The INF Treaty banned the production and testing of missiles with ranges from 500 km to 5.5 thousand km, the Pentagon said that tests were conducted of varieties of Tomahawk cruise missiles.

In addition, in November, the Ministry of defense plans to hold a test of a ballistic missile land-based, similar to a missile Pershing-2. All missiles of this class were destroyed by 1991 in accordance with the provisions of the INF Treaty.

The United States and Russia completed withdrawal from the INF Treaty on 2 August. The reason for the termination of the agreement became the Russian missile program, according to Washington that violate it.

In particular, it was noted that the possible range of Russian missiles 9М729 more than provided for in the agreement.

In Moscow called the accusations unfounded and lay on US the blame for the failure of all attempts to preserve the INF Treaty.

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