Lavrov: U.S. withdraws from INF Treaty under far-fetched pretext
The United States has so far not provided a single shred of evidence to prove that Russia had violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the Russian-Tajik Slavonic University.
Russia’s top diplomat noted that the United States seeks to retain its dominance on the global stage at any cost. "We see the basic concepts of the security architecture that was shaped after World War II being undermined, key strategic stability agreements being dismantled," TASS cited him as saying.
"The latest example is in plain sight, specifically, the United States’ pullout from the INF Treaty under a far-fetched, unsubstantiated pretext of alleged violations of that accord by Russia," Lavrov said. "Not a single hard fact has been provided to us," the Russian Foreign Minister stressed.