Moscow Says New Missile Systems Planned To Counter U.S. By 2021

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(Worthy News) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says Moscow will push to develop two new land-based missile systems before 2021 in response to Washington's planned exit from a landmark nuclear arms control agreement.

The U.S. withdrawal from the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty came after Washington repeatedly accused Moscow of violating the accord, which bans both countries from stationing short- and intermediate-range land-based missiles in Europe.

On February 1, U.S. President Donald Trump said Washington was starting a process to withdraw from the 1987 treaty within six months. [ Source: Radio Free Europe (Read More...) ]

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