The state Department has a firm commitment to the INF Treaty

WASHINGTON, 8 Dec — RIA Novosti. The United States remains committed to the Treaty banning intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) that was signed with the USSR in 1987, and urge Russia to return to compliance, said at the state Department.

“The United States remains firmly committed to the INF Treaty and continue to seek the return of the Russian Federation to (him) compliance”, — reads the statement of state Department spokesman Heather Nauert.

The Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles was signed on 8 December 1987 during the visit of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Washington. For the first time got laid the whole class of missile with a strike range of 500 to 1000 and from 1000 to 5500 kilometers, including rockets R-12 and R-14 that the USSR in 1962 had placed in Cuba, which provoked the famous Cuban missile crisis.

In may 1991, the Treaty was fully implemented by the time the Soviet Union destroyed 1752 ballistic and cruise missiles, ground-based, USA — 859. However, the document is of unlimited duration. In addition, each of the parties is entitled to terminate it by presenting compelling evidence of the need out of it.

In recent years Moscow and Washington have become increasingly resort to mutual accusations about violations of this Treaty. In the US, talking about the development in Russia of a new class of weapons and, in response, approve the allocation of funds for their own development. Russian claims relate to armed drones and the transfer is allowed launchers Mk-41 with ships on dry land, as happened in Romania and Poland.