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Russia warns against dismantling of arms control system

IANS  |  Moscow 

The dismantling of system by the might cause unpredictable consequences, Vasily Nebenzya, Russian to the United Nations, said on Saturday.

"Look what is going on in the disarmament field. The Americans tend to dismantle the system, which will evolve into an absolutely unpredictable scenario," Nebenzya was quoted by news agency as saying in an interview with Russian TV Channel One on Saturday.

He said was working on "an uncontrolled build-up of weapons," which would ratchet the threat of an unexpected conflict, reported. "It is extremely incomprehensible how this will end up," Nebenzya said.

The said the world still faces disagreements stemming from the Cold War era, and that is one of the main reasons the West is disappointed that has started to implement an independent foreign policy.

"They cannot, like back in the 1990s, come to the Kremlin through the backdoor and dictate how we must behave and what we must do," Nebenzya said.

On February 1, the announced that would withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with within six months.

Following the announcment, Russian said on February 2 will also suspend its participation in the INF Treaty.



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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 18:20 IST