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US will not compromise: Antonov on INF treaty

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The is not likely to compromise on the troubled (INF) Treaty, said Russian to the US Anatoly on Wednesday.

"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 Then some story was created that we allegedly have a type of missile that goes beyond the Treaty. It seems to me that Americans will not compromise on this issue", TASS quoted as saying.

and US relations are strained since last October when US alleged of not complying to the treaty and threatened to withdraw from the treaty.

Following this, the US Secretary of State, issued a 60-day ultimatum to for their compliance to the treaty, failing which the USA would withdraw from the treaty on February 2.

After the treaty, in a counterstroke targeted the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). It has signalled that it might not expand the START.

Russia has also alleged that the US had manipulated figures to become competent for START.

The 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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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 11:35 IST