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one lexical even the slow death of a nuclear missile treaty between the United States and Russia received yet another nail in his coffin on Tuesday went Moscow announced that it planned to have two new missile systems ready to field by twenty twenty one Williams this is this was the scene as Russia's defense minister Sergei Shoigu name to the time table , two new systems will be in violation of the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty for I. N. F. remnants of the Cold War that bans a land based missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead that can strike Europe on short notice the White House has along the claims that Russia is already been violating the I. N. F. in secret for years and last Saturday after months of threats formally notified the Kremlin that it no longer considered itself bound by the treaty the same day the Kremlin retaliated and said it was left with no choice but to start weapon development now we know how long they plan to take two years so your listener may still be room for a diplomatic breakthrough the White House says that while it does consider itself no longer bound by the I. enough that it has given Russia six months to destroy the allegedly suspect missiles seen here at a press about if it does the trump administration says it will reconsider or make a new treaty