Putin says USA presence in Japan complicates signing of peace treaty

Putin says USA presence in Japan complicates signing of peace treaty

Another U.S. -Russia treaty, the New START pact, which limits the number of deployed strategic nuclear warheads each side can have, expires in 2021.

"They need an external threat to cement North Atlantic Treaty Organisation unity", Putin said, accusing the US and its allies of exploiting "phobias of the past" to achieve domestic political goals. And when we say: "'As a result of your violation, we do not have to comply with this treaty, ' they say: "'Well, you are violating the treaty!' Typical Kremlin tactics", the diplomat said.

Now the United States has announced the withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with possible deployment of such missiles in Europe, to which Russian Federation will have to respond, Putin said. "They describe the West, especially America, in black colors", he said in an interview to the Novoe Vremya weekly, answering a question about the situation with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), as well as the possibility of a new Cold War. "We are witnessing the breakup of the arms control system", he said.

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The pact keeps intermediate-range USA and Russian missiles out of Europe.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said yestersday he'd probably have to get married again, but did not say to whom. "OK, we know how to ensure our security", he said.

Putin, who said Russia's own relations with Britain were deadlocked but that Moscow was interested in improving them, characterized Brexit as an example where Western democracy was starting to show cracks. "But in general, this is very bad for humankind because it takes us closer to a risky threshold".

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Putin also emphasised that the U.S. is pondering the use of ballistic missiles with conventional warheads, saying that the launch of such a missile could be mistaken for the launch of a nuclear-tipped one and trigger a global catastrophe.

"If, God forbid, something like that were to happen, it would lead to the end of all civilization and maybe also the planet", said Putin.

"Trump won - this is an obvious fact and no one disputes this, but they don't want to recognize the victory". I am building by far the most powerful military in the world.

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