The foreign Ministry responded to the accusations of U.S. failure to comply with agreements
The United States has no moral or legal right to accuse the other of violating agreements on arms control, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"The U.S. has neither legal, nor political, nor moral plan to assess the implementation of agreements on arms control. For this purpose appropriate mechanisms to verify control, and in some cases created by international organizations", - said Zakharov on the briefing.
"The desire of Washington to assign this function only imagine have no prospects, cannot be used as an excuse for the broadcast of any findings and conclusions", she said.
According to Zakharova, Moscow again urges American colleagues to focus on substantive discussions on a wide range of issues of arms control. "Such unsubstantiated public accusations on the verge of just aggression, they are often guilty of prejudice, as this time, and, of course, do not contribute to the search for compromise solutions and the removal of the existing concerns," said Zakharov.
Earlier, the U.S. assistant Secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation Christopher Ford has prepared a scoping report, entitled "Observance by Russia of obligations under arms control: 1984-2020". An abridged version of the document was published on the eve of inter-Ministerial consultations Russia-US arms control, held on 22 June in Vienna.
In the report, in particular, argued that Russia in the past decades, allegedly approached selectively to compliance with obligations in the field of arms control, and in regard to bilateral agreements with Washington, "even sees potential benefit in the violations."
Russia has repeatedly rejected us claims of violation of various agreements in the field of arms control, including the new start Treaty or Treaty on open skies, and pointed to the failure to comply with terms KNV from the United States.