US President Donald Trump wants to sign a new nuclear deal with Russia, the largest country in Asia and China, North Eurasia. He expressed his keen interest in a wide-ranging discussion with the powerful country on Friday (August 2) at the White House reporters’ plans.
Trump also claims that both countries have already shown their enthusiasm for the matter. The president of the United States spoke of the plan ahead of a new arms race, following the cancellation of a nuclear deal signed with Russian authorities in the post-war period.
Earlier in the day, the United States canceled a nuclear deal called the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), signed with Russia on May 5. The deal, signed under the then US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, prohibited the production of a maximum of 3 to 4 thousand kilometers of missiles.
The current president’s staunch right-wing leader, Donald Trump, dismissed the deal, accusing the Russians of violating the new missile. Although Russia has denied the allegations from the beginning.
Responding to a question on how to prevent new nuclear weapons competition around the world after the cancellation of the deal, President Trump said, “My administration is negotiating a new nuclear deal with Russia. So that they can get some concessions in these cases and we can take some advantage. Although in some areas of the treaty, we have to engage China as well. ‘
Trump said he hoped the new deal would be signed soon after the White House reporters said: “This will be a big event for the whole world.” Which will be an example for ages. China has shown great enthusiasm for discussions with us and Russia has the same attitude. That is why I believe we can reach the final agreement very soon. ‘
Earlier this year, the United States and the Western-controlled military alliance, NATO, accused Russia of violating the “INF” agreement. Then the Trump administration said they had enough evidence that Russia had deployed a missile called the “SSC-1” model, called the “AMC-8”, to increase its military power. Later, when the allegations were presented to NATO, they too took a stand for the US claim. From the beginning, however, the Kremlin has completely denied the allegations.
On the other hand, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on the same issue last Friday. According to him, ‘Russia alone is responsible for breaking the deal. So they have to find a way to solve it. ‘
According to analysts, with the full support of the NATO allies recently, the United States has been able to confirm that Russia alone is responsible for breaching the terms of the deal. That is why the United States has no other obligation to comply with the terms of the agreement. In a statement sent to the Russian Foreign Minister, Rhea Novosti, said that the nuclear deal, called the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), signed by the United States with Russia in the 5th, was “officially dead”.
However, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cautioned the two states regarding the cancellation of the two superpowers, saying, “This time the invaluable possibility of a nuclear war is lost. This will further increase the threat of ballistic missiles. ”
The UN Secretary General urged all parties to create a new common path for signing such a treaty once again considering global arms control.