Russia Conducts Test of Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile

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"We must not and will not be drawn into a costly arms race", he said.

The withdrawal from the INF treaty will not only initiate a new arms race between the two cold-war era rivals, but it will also prompt other nuclear powers to follow suit.

President Donald Trump accused Moscow on Friday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with "impunity" by deploying banned missiles. The INF Treaty was signed in 1987, at the end of the Cold War, and aimed primarily at reducing the threat of a nuclear war in Europe.

"We must design a ground-launched modification of the sea-launched long-range Kalibr cruise missile system, which has proven its worth in Syria, in 2019-2020", Shoigu told his ministry during a teleconference on Tuesday.

The US accuses Russia of several violations, including their claims a new Russian missile falls within the 500-5,500km (310-3,400 miles) range banned by the treaty.

The deputy head of the Council of the Russian Diplomats Association, Andrey Baklanov, speaking with the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza, noted that the US exit from the INF Treaty is another major element in breaking the system of global agreements that to some extent limited the arms race.

"The use of seaborne and air-launched missiles will allow us to significantly reduce the time needed to produce the new missiles as well as financing for them", Shoigu said.

This expert argues that the INF's demise means both the U.S. and Russian Federation now have to consider nuking the other at the first sign of conflict because missile attacks won't be as predictable as longer-range salvos from the continental USA and Russia's mainland.

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The Trump administration said it was freeing itself from the constraints of a nuclear arms control treaty with Russian Federation. Not everyone in the U.S.is on board with this, though.

In Congress, Democratic members of the House and Senate have introduced legislation to prevent the first use of nuclear weapons, prohibit the U.S. President from having sole authority to launch nuclear weapons first, to prevent deployment of Trump's new "low-yield" submarine-launched nuclear warhead, and refuse funding for development of intermediate-range missiles that were prohibited under the INF Treaty.

On Saturday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev tweeted: "The Russian Government will procure funds and mechanisms for financing R&D and design of new types of weapons in view of the U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty and response steps announced by the Russian President".

European leaders in particular are anxious about their continent becoming once again the center of heightened US-Russia tensions and the staging ground for an arms buildup between the two.

When the Trump administration pulled the plug on a decades-old nuclear arms treaty with Russian Federation, it set the stage for delicate talks with United States allies over potential new American missile deployments.

Mr. Trump said last week after the INF pullout was announced that he hoped to "get everybody in a big, attractive room and do a new treaty that would be much better".

In short, Trump administration is not only flaming the arms race between two rivals.

He said it was a contest Russian Federation would not win.

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