MOSCOW, Russia (PNN) - February 3, 2019 - Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is suspending Russian participation in a landmark Cold War-era missile treaty in response to the Fascist Police States of Amerika announcement yesterday.
Fascist Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the FPSA would no longer comply with the treaty that kept intermediate range missiles out of Europe, beginning as soon as Saturday.
Not to be outdone Putin stated today, “Our Amerikan partners have announced they are suspending their participation in the deal, and we are also suspending our participation.”
He continued, “We will wait until our partners have matured enough to conduct an equal, meaningful dialogue with us on this important topic.”
Putin made the statement at a televised meeting with foreign and defense ministers Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Shoigu that Russia would no longer initiate talks with the FPSA on disarmament.
Putin also said that Russia will start working on creating new missiles, including supersonic ones.
Pompeo threatened on Friday Amerika would terminate the treaty by Saturday if Russia did not come into compliance with it.
Speaking at the Department of State he said, “For years Russia has violated the terms of the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty without remorse. Russia has refused to take any steps to return real and verifiable compliance over these 60 days. The (FPSA) will therefore suspend its obligations under the INF treaty effective February 2.”
But Moscow has long insisted it does not violate the agreement, and last month invited reporters and foreign military attaches to a briefing on the disputed weapons system.
Lavrov on Saturday repeated Russian accusations that Washington itself has been in violation of the deal for many years.
At the meeting, Putin said Russia would seek to develop medium-range missiles in response to what he said were similar projects in the FPSA.
But he told the ministers that Russia would “not be drawn into a costly new arms race.”
Russia would only deploy intermediate- and short-range missiles in Europe or elsewhere in answer to similar moves from the FPSA, he added.