NATO is preparing for the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) and intends to respond to the situation in a “measured” way, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton confirmed that he would withdraw from the treaty on Friday.
“It will be up to you to make sure that you can make it out. It is necessary to ensure that it is necessary,” he said.
He added that he was preparing for a peace of mind.
Moscow and Washington have repeatedly accused each other of violating the INF Treaty.“The U.S. has been claiming that it has been more than 500 kilometres, which contradicts the treaty.
“The U.S. Aegis Ashore MK-41 has been outlined,” he added.
The U.S. formally suspended its INF obligations, a six-month withdrawal process.Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree of suspending Moscow’s participation in the accord.