Kosachev: the US wants to shift the blame for the failure to comply with agreements on weapons
U.S. looking for a pretext to shift blame for the failure of agreements in the sphere of arms control to other countries, said RIA Novosti on Friday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
The Deputy head of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin said on Friday that during a long period, the US is leading a consistent policy of refusal of obligations in the field of arms control to provide the conditions for military dominance. The spokesman told RIA Novosti that the United States advocated the establishment of an effective international system for arms control and against the tripartite arms race with Russia and China.
"Washington statement of commitment to effective arms control, such as that just made by the representative of the state Department, it is better to start to read with "but": "We want..., but..." Because then usually followed by an explanation, because of what - or rather who - the White house is not doing what very well want to do," said the Senator.
According to him, it was the agreements on Iran and the INF is "always someone to blame in the unilateral destruction of America is another international mechanism in the field of security".
"This time, the argument continues, saying that the agreements in the field of arms control, it is imperative to translate in a trilateral format. That is to attract China, which is known to have expressed reluctance to engage in these negotiations", - said the politician.
He noted that the situation is translated into your favorite Washington the scenario of "But first let them."
Kosachev added that Russia is not against connecting China to the negotiations on nuclear weapons, like Britain and France, who are NATO members, and this, according to him, automatically makes them a potentially far greater threat to Moscow than Beijing.
"And if Washington is ready to bring the other nuclear powers to disarmament - the stars and stripes flag in hand, as they say, that the more important on the eve of the national holiday of the United States," - said the MP.
But if the participation of third countries is a prerequisite for the renewal of existing agreements with Russia, it is – "just another excuse and attempt to shift the blame for the failure of negotiations on a third party", said the politician. And Russia will be on this irresponsible behavior of the nuclear powers to specify each time it will be placing unrealistic conditions, he stressed.
"Nothing personal, just taking care of the world", concluded Kosachev.