US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty is a deliberate blow by the American authorities to destroy the system of strategic stability and security in the world. This opinion was expressed by Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on the Sunday Night with Vladimir Solovyov program, commenting on Washington’s decision to leave the Open Skies Treaty.
The diplomat recalled that the Open Skies Treaty was signed in 1992. Today, 33 countries are included. The participating countries make observation flights as a measure of collective security. “In accordance with the agreed quotas and regulations,” she said.
“For many years no one had any global problems with this document. All problematic issues were resolved within the framework of this special commission,” continued Zakharova.
According to the diplomat, the United States again worked according to the “traditional scheme”, using a public campaign against Russia. “Moscow is to blame for all the troubles of the United States,” she says ironically.
The US authorities systematically withdrew from the ABM Treaty, the Intermediate-Range Missile Treaty, the diplomat said. “Strategic stability and all the documents that supported it set the legal framework for the activities and actions of states, they were systematically broken up by the United States: ABM Treaty (2002), Medium and Short Range Missile Treaty, statement regarding reluctance to ratify nuclear test treaties,” said she. – “And now the Open Skies Treaty. ”
“START-3 remained, but this is the last thing left,” the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry added.
“Why they do this, they have explained many times already – they feel exceptional,” she concluded.
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