Russian officials willing to consider United States proposals for new nuclear treaty

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"If the United States reconsiders its destructive line and returns to compliance with the INF Treaty, Russia is open to meaningful dialogue on the subject of the treaty and other issues of strategic stability", Ryabkov told a press conference.

Trump said in his State of the Union address on Tuesday that the U.S. may be open to negotiating another agreement to replace the 1987 IntermediateRange Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, one that could include China as well as Russian Federation.

"The launch aimed to confirm the advanced missile system's capabilities and flight characteristics", the ministry explained.

Colonel General Viktor Yesin, an adviser to the Russian Strategic Missile Force commander and former Strategic Missile Force chief of staff, told TASS earlier that U.S. intermediate-range ballistic missiles, should they be deployed to the Baltic countries, will be able to reach Moscow in three to four minutes.

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Mais l'USO en a déjà réussi un cette saison en s'imposant à Reims (L1), en Coupe de la Ligue. Selon lui, " Rennes fait partie du premier tiers de la Ligue 1".

Pompeo's announcement, made almost 60 days after Washington threatened to quit the historic INF Treaty, will start a six-month countdown period, which will lead to a permanent exit from the pact inked in 1987 between the USA and the then-Soviet Union. Moscow denies violating the treaty. The U.S.is "actively working on creating ground-based missiles with the range capability of over 500 kilometers [310 miles], which is outside the treaty-stipulated limitations". Gen. Igor Konashenkov, the ministry's spokesman, said.

"I will make every possible effort to prevent it", he said.

The following day Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Moscow was providing a mirror response. Russian Federation has successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile armed with multiple warheads, after the USA withdrew from the INF Treaty. "Or perhaps we can't -- in which case, we will outspend and out-innovate all others by far", Trump said.

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