US has no ground-based medium-range missiles – Cohen

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The United States is taking the necessary steps to respond to the threat from medium-range missiles of the Russian Federation and China, the acting US ambassador to the organization, Jonathan Cohen, said at a meeting of the UN Security Council.

According to him, with the end of the existence of the INF Treaty, “the United States is taking the necessary steps to resolve the threat posed by medium-range missiles deployed by the Russian Federation and China.”

Cohen emphasized that the US does not possess land-based medium-range missiles.
On August 2, the Intermediate-Range Missile Treaty terminated. At the beginning of this year, Washington announced a unilateral withdrawal from this agreement, accusing Russia of its long-term violation. Moscow rejects all charges.

In early July, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law to suspend the treaty. Russia has repeatedly stated that it fully complies with the INF Treaty. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that Moscow has very serious questions for Washington regarding the implementation of the treaty by the Americans themselves. According to him, the US allegations of violation of the INF Treaty are unfounded.

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