USA gives Russian Federation 60 days to comply with nuclear treaty

Peresvet laser system

His comments follow Nato's accusation on Tuesday that Russian Federation has already broken the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

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"There are no new USA missiles in Europe, but there are new Russian missiles, SSC-8, they are mobile, they are hard to detect, they are nuclear capable", he stated.

Russia's General Staff chief Valery Gerasimov added that the Kremlin would retaliate against America's European allies who would store intermediate range missiles if the United States pulled out of the INF Treaty.

Other countries, like the United States and China, are also developing directed energy platforms. Announcing "Peresvet" is Russian leader Vladimir Putin said that there is every reason to believe that due to the complex Russia in this sphere proved to be a step ahead of their competitors.

Arriving for talks with Nato foreign ministers, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini urged the two countries to save the treaty, saying it had "guaranteed peace and security in European territory for 30 years now". Mike Pompeo, secretary of state, said the USA was giving Russian Federation 60 days to comply with its terms. "It makes no sense for the United States to remain in a treaty that constrains our ability to respond to Russia's violations".

NATO said it was now "up to Russia" to save the treaty.

The nuclear-capable Russian cruise missiles are mobile and hard to detect and can hit cities in Europe with little or no warning, according to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, dramatically changing the security situation on the continent.

On Tuesday, the Western military alliance formally accused Russian Federation of breaking the treaty.

"We strongly support the finding of the United States that Russian Federation is in material breach of its obligations under the INF Treaty".

"We have achieved significant progress in laser weapons", Putin said at the time.

Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, warned that failing to negotiate a solution with Moscow "risks the start of a new missile race in Europe that will undermine European security".

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