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'Russia to fight back any US pressure attempts'

IANS  |  Moscow 

will respond resolutely to any attempts of forceful pressure from the US, of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department of Non-Proliferation and Vladimir has said.

"We can see that the military has changed in favour of over the past decade and half... In any case, we have the answer of robust response to any forceful pressure attempts from the US," was cited by the news agency as saying at a Foreign and Defence Policy Council assembly on Sunday.

The arms race has become a "dangerous reality" nowadays because of some Western countries' actions -- including sanctions, coercion, and unethical inter-state behaviours -- impelled by their unwillingness to recognize the emerging polycentric world order, said, reported.

From this perspective, the arms race is not just a "bluff", as it has a substantial subversive impact on global stability and international security, he said.

The added that talks about the extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) between and the will be possible only after begins to implement it.

The New START entered into force on February 2011 and is set to last until 2021. Under the terms of the agreement, both and are required to cut a certain number of weapons.

The US claimed to have met its obligations, while Russia said it could not confirm.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 07:56 IST
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