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>> This was Russia's very public attempt to prove that it's cruise missile system doesn't violate an arms treaty.>> Now I would like to draw your attention to this->> The last weeks televised demonstration to refute Washington's allegation, hasn't done the job. And has made US threats of pulling out of a decades old treaty even more of a reality.
On Thursday, Russia deputy foreign minister was quoted by the country's news agencies saying they failed to bridge differences with the United States. Over a landmark cold war area arms agreement and the last stitch talks in Beijing didn't manage to resolve the impasse. The US says the system isn't compliant with the inter-media range nuclear forces treaty because of its long range.
And has accused Russia of destabilizing global security by refusing to destroy the missile that Washington insists is defying the accord. In response to the deadlock, a senior US official told Reuters on Thursday, that US government will not likely stop pulling out of the 1987 INAF Treaty in the coming days.
Moscow maintains that Washington invented the violation in order to exit the agreement, something that would allow the US to develop it's own new missiles.