Krem­lin shrugs off US call to scrap nu­clear-ca­pa­ble mis­sile

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The Krem­lin shrugged off a US call for it to scrap a nu­clear-ca­pa­ble mis­sile on Fri­day, say­ing it was in com­pli­ance with the Cold-war era arms con­trol treaty Wash­ing­ton ac­cuses the mis­sile of vi­o­lat­ing.

A se­nior US of­fi­cial said on Thurs­day that Rus­sia must scrap its 9M729 nu­clear-ca­pa­ble cruise mis­siles and launch­ers or mod­ify the weapons’ range to re­turn to com­pli­ance with the 1987 In­ter­me­di­ate-range Nu­clear Forces Treaty (INF) and avert a US pull­out from the pact, Reuters re­ported.

“Rus­sia has not vi­o­lated, is not vi­o­lat­ing and re­mains com­mit­ted to its obli­ga­tions un­der the INF treaty,” Krem­lin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told re­porters when asked about the US call.

VALERY SHARIFULIN/TASS HOST PHOTO AGENCY/POOL VIA REUTERS Dmitry Peskov

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