US Confirms Pullout From INF Treaty, Moscow Will Respond If Missiles Placed In Europe
Washington has confirmed its decision to withdraw from the INF treaty is final, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said, adding that Moscow will ‘take measures’ if American missiles that threaten its security are placed in Europe.
“Washington publicly announced its plans to withdraw from the treaty (the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) already in October. Through the high-level bilateral channels it was confirmed to us that this decision was final and wasn’t an attempt to initiate dialogue,” Sergey Ryabkov told the Kommersant newspaper.
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Donald Trump has issued an order for the Department of Defense to create a Space Command to oversee and advance the US military’s operations in space.
The US President put his signature under a one-page memorandum to set up the command on Tuesday.
The new body will be aimed at better organizing the military’s operations in space, speeding up technical advances and helping to protect US satellites and other assets in space. The US military has far reaching plans in space as around $800 million is to be invested in the field over the next five years.