"All decisions on the treaty were made before withdrawal was even announced. Many US admirals came forward with statements that these types of missiles are necessary to deter China. Then some story was created that we allegedly have a type of missile that goes beyond the INF Treaty. It seems to me that Americans will not compromise on this issue", TASS quoted Antonov as saying.
Russia has also alleged that the US had manipulated figures to become competent for START.
The ambassador said: "We need a very serious discussion at the negotiations table, preferably with no media."
He further said that he hopes aides to Trump will provide sufficient reasoning to preserve the New START.
The Russia-US New Start Treaty entered into force in 2011. Under the Treaty, both the country should comply with the Treaty's central limits on strategic arms.
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