Vladimir Putin wants to revive the INF treaty on short and medium range missiles

It won't have dragged on. In our article devoted to Moscow's accusations against Berlin vis-à-vis the non-respect of the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, we wondered about Moscow's objectives for seizing today this file which has existed for more than of 40. A clue may have been given by Vladimir Putin himself today, when he tabled an offer of nuclear arms control over the European Theater, independent of other theatres. This is a profound break in Russian positions, and an offer that could largely appeal to Europeans. Vladimir Putin's proposal is simple: he...

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China to invest $ 500 billion over 10 years to catch up on nuclear weapons

According to the state website globaltimes.cn, citing diplomatic sources, Beijing has notified Washington of its refusal to participate in US-Russian negotiations on the reduction of nuclear weapons in the park. On the contrary, China will deploy unprecedented and colossal efforts to make up for its delay in terms of strategic weapons vis-à-vis the United States. It must be said that, on this subject, the Chinese narrative is particularly easy. With less than 500 nuclear warheads in service, Beijing, like Paris, does not play today in the same course as Washington or Moscow, which aligns almost 6000 each. In addition, China does not have the same relays as the…

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The United States should test a ground-to-ground cruise missile in the coming months

The American military authorities announced that they would proceed at least from August this year to the first test of a surface-to-surface cruise missile, a system having a range of 1000 km, according to US assertions. This announcement comes less than 2 months after the announcement of the temporary suspension of the INF Treaty by the United States, accusing Russia of developing a program that does not respect the prohibitions of the INF Treaty, and followed by the same suspension of the treaty by Russia. If the tests are conclusive, the new system could be put into service in 18 months. However, if Russia had only taken a week to announce the work for…

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European countries want to maintain a negotiating door with Moscow regarding INF Treaty

The withdrawal of the United States and Russia from the INF treaty prohibiting the development and possession of nuclear-capable missiles with a range of between 500 and 5000 km is arousing painful concerns in Europe. No sooner had the announcement of the withdrawal been published than Russia began work to adapt its current arsenal to this new situation. Successively, it announced the extension of the range of the Novator missiles, the development of a terrestrial version of the naval cruise missile Kalibr, and the design of a terrestrial variant of the hypersonic ballistic missile Kinjal. For the United States, the main objective of this withdrawal was to be able to…

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The first consequences of the release of the INF treaty are revealed

No sooner had President Trump's much-awaited decision to withdraw the United States from the INF Treaty been taken, and Moscow's equally immediate response to do the same, than the first statements and announcements were made, showing that this conclusion was anything but a surprise. On the one hand, there is the traditional exchange of politeness between the two camps, each damning the other for this failure. On the American side, we continue to blame Russia for the Novator system, but also to make accusations or suspicions about other systems, deemed potentially in violation of the treaty, such as the Iskander system. Quoted…

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The United States will suspend its participation in the INF Treaty

According to the CBS channel, and as we had widely anticipated, the United States, through the voice of its Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, will announce that they will suspend their participation in the INF treaty, linking the United States and Russia so as not to develop or deploy intermediate-range strategic weapons with a range of 500 and 5000 km. For several weeks, and even several months, it had been clear that the United States had no intention of remaining bound by this treaty, while other potential adversaries such as China, Iran or North Korea , were not. And in fact, the whole argument made around the Russian Novator missile was only one…

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