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Pentagon Chief Wants To Deploy Medium-Range Missiles In Asia

Pentagon chief wants to deploy medium-range missiles in Asia.US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper the day after the final cessation of the INF Treaty declared

Pentagon Chief Wants To Deploy Medium-Range Missiles In Asia

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper the day after the final cessation of the INF Treaty declared that the American side could deploy medium-range ground-based missiles in Asia. At the same time, Russia is confident that these actions pose a threat to the world and the statements of the United States are contradictory.

The head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper, said he was in favour of deploying medium-range ground-based missiles in Asia, Reuters reported.

“Yes, I would like that”, - Esper’s answer to the question about the possibility of such a placement gives the publication. “I would like to expect that in a few months, but such things tend to take longer than expected,” the US Defense Secretary continued.

  • The minister made such a statement the day after the American side finally withdrew from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF), which had been concluded since 1987 in the USSR.

  • Meanwhile, the State Duma believes that Esper’s intention is a threat to world security and other proof that the US authorities do not want to abide by a broken contract. This opinion was expressed in the commentary of NSN by the deputy head of the State Duma Committee on Defense, Yury Shvytkin.

  • “Once again we are convinced that the United States did not intend to fulfil all the conditions of the INF. Unfortunately, due to the destruction of the INF Treaty by the United States, the European security system has also been destroyed. Now the US wants to create a hotbed of tension in the Asian region, ”the MP said. He added that the Pentagon thus "underscore the US desire to impose its order on other states."

  • At the same time, Shvytkin is confident that the Russian authorities will not stand aside. “Mirror measures will be taken in response if this happens. In Asia, there are countries participating in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), and with those who are not members of the CSTO, Russia also has good good-neighbourly relations, ”the parliamentarian said.

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The interlocutor of the agency added that this question of Esper’s intentions should be put on the agenda of the UN Security Council.

  • At the same time, the head of the department of political science and sociology of the PRUE. G.V. Plekhanov, Andrey Koshkin, in the RT commentary, stated that the head of the American defense department was thus announcing himself.

  • “The newly appointed head of the Pentagon must declare himself, and declare so that the whole world hears. Today is the focus of world attention on the completion of the United States INF Treaty, ”Koshkin is sure

  • At the same time, he drew attention to the inconsistency of statements by US representatives, who, on the one hand, call on the international community to contain nuclear potential and on the other, expand their military presence in the world.

  • “In such a controversial context of statements, of course, the Pentagon chief also projects his vision of security in Europe. Taking into account the statements of Russia and the head of NATO that missiles will not be deployed in Europe, he [Esper] solved the problem with Asia, ”the source said.

  • According to the INF Treaty, the Russian and American sides pledged to destroy all the complexes of ground-based ballistic and cruise missiles that fell under the agreement - medium (from 1 to 5.5 thousand km) and shorter (from 500 to 1 thousand km) range. In addition, such weapons could not be produced, tested and deployed in the future.

  • However, Washington has claims to the Russian rocket 9M729, which allegedly violated the signed agreement. So, earlier this year, American leader Donald Trump announced that the United States was unilaterally withdrawing from the agreement. Russia rejected all allegations and, as a result, responded mirror, announcing the suspension of the INF. On August 2, the treaty finally terminated.

  • On the same day, the Pentagon stated that they were starting to develop new non-nuclear ground-based missiles, which had previously been banned by the INF Treaty, reports RIA Novosti. The defense ministry noted that since 2017, the ministry has been carrying out research and development work, which initially “focused on ground-based mobile cruise and ballistic missile systems”. However, they remained in the early stages, as the United States, according to the assurances of the Pentagon press secretary, Jonathan Hoffman, "meticulously fulfilled its obligations under the INF Treaty."

  • “Now that we’ve come out, the Department of Defense will continue to fully develop these conventional land-based missiles as a reasonable response to Russia's actions and within a wider range of conventional options for hitting combined forces,” the Pentagon said in a statement.

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