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USA "overworked": Bolton was justified after the statement of Russia about retaliatory measures for exit from the INF.


A presidential adviser on national security issues explained the US position on exiting the INF.

John Bolton, arriving on a visit to Russia, said that the current Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Short-Range Missiles, concluded between the US and Russia, requires further clarification. According to Bolton, each of the parties should keep the treaty, however, given that China and the DPRK are actively developing, producing and adopting such missiles, it does not make sense.

Initially it was assumed that the visit of the adviser to the President of the United States on national security issues in Russia would be exclusively ultimatum, however, after Moscow announced immediate measures, Washington decided to soften its policy, accusing not Russia of violations, but North Korea and China.

“Now Russia is one of the players in this process. Therefore, the United States believes that in general only two countries will not be able to solve this problem completely. This is North Korea, this is China, of course. And it turns out a very unusual configuration, the situation for the United States and Russia: a bilateral agreement is no longer a monopoly agreement, do you understand? By a comprehensive agreement, let's say, as it was in the days of the Soviet Union. ”, - John Bolton has declared.

According to experts, the United States, despite earlier statements, is well aware that in addition to Russia, another two countries, China and the DPRK, pose a serious threat to their interests. On the other hand, the leaders of these two countries are well aware that joining the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Short-Range Missiles, their military potential will be seriously reduced, and investments worth billions of dollars will simply be lost.

“The United States dabbed, realizing that apart from Russia there are two more serious opponents that need to be disarmed. However, in view of recent events, China is unlikely to agree to make a deal with Trump. ”, - the expert notes.

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