UN chief Guterres hopes Russia, US resolve disputes over INF Treaty
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres hopes that the United States and Russia will come to accords settling recently emerged disputes concerning the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Farhan Haq, a spokesman for the UN chief, said on Monday, TASS reported.
"The Secretary General is aware of the US comments regarding the INF Treaty and he still hopes that the two countries will be able to solve the disagreements," Haq told journalists.
On Saturday, US President Donald Trump said that Washington would withdraw from the INF Treaty because Russia, in his opinion, was violating the terms of the agreement. At the same time, he did not rule out signing a new agreement on intermediate-range nuclear forces with Moscow and Beijing if Russia and China provide guarantees of halting the development of such weapons.
The Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing a high-placed official from the US administration that the United States was also considering the option of revising the New START Treaty.